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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: lu'mi-ro-dop'sin

Definition: An intermediate between rhodopsin and all-trans-retinal plus opsin during bleaching of rhodopsin by light; formed from bathorhodopsin and converted to metarhodopsin I with a half-life of about 20 µs.

[L. lumen, light, + G. rhodon, rose, + opsis, vision]

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