Definition of rhodopsin in English:

rhodopsin

Line breaks: rhod|op¦sin
Pronunciation: /rə(ʊ)ˈdɒpsɪn
 
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noun

  • another term for visual purple.
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    • The spectra of the intermediates and the ground forms of the rhodopsin family possess a characteristic common feature.
    • It is the reddish purple color of retinal that gives rhodopsin its former name visual purple.
    • We trace which amino acids contact the chromophore of rhodopsin.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek rhodon 'rose' + opsis 'sight' + -in1.

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