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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: awl′tranz-ret′i-năl

Definition: The orange retinaldehyde resulting from the action of light on the rhodopsin of the retina, which converts the 11-cis-retinal component of the rhodopsin to all-trans-retinal plus opsin.

Synonym(s): trans-retinal, visual yellow

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