Definition of Photopigment

1. Noun. A special pigment found in the rods and cones of the retina.

Generic synonyms: Pigment
Specialized synonyms: Iodopsin, Retinal Purple, Rhodopsin, Visual Purple



Definition of Photopigment

1. Noun. Any pigment that is unstable in the presence of light; used especially of the chromophore pigments in the rod cells and cone cells of the eye ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Photopigment

1. Pigment involved in photosynthesis in plants. Includes chlorophyll, carotenoids and phycobilins. (31 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photopigment

photophoretic
photophosphorylase
photophosphorylation
photophthalmia
photophygous
photophysical
photophysics
photophyte
photophytes
photopia
photopias
photopic
photopic adaptation
photopic eye
photopic vision
photopigment (current term)
photopigments
photopion
photoplatemaking
photoplay
photoplays
photoplethysmograph
photoplethysmographs
photoplethysmography
photoplotter
photoplotters
photopolarimeter
photopolarimetric
photopolymer
photopolymerization

Literary usage of Photopigment

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The phototropic response and distribution of photopigment in the ... hypothesis and to study the distribution of photopigment. ..."

2. Light's Labour's Lost: Policies for Energy-Efficient Lighting by Paul Waide, Satoshi Tanishima, International Energy Agency (2006)
"Humans have three photopigment types, and this allows us to make roughly I million wavelength discriminations. Creatures with two photopigments can ..."

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