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metarhodopsin

Pronunciation: met'a-ro-dop'sin

Definition: A light-activated form of rhodopsin; metarhodopsin I is formed from lumirhodopsin and is converted to metarhodopsin II; metarhodopsin II is the form of rhodopsin that releases all-trans-retinal.

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