Skip to Content
Medical Term:

photoreceptor

Pronunciation: fo'to-re-sep'tor, -tor

Definition: A receptor that is sensitive to light, a retinal rod or cone.

Synonym(s): photoceptor

[photo- + L. re-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to receive, fr. capio, to take]

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide