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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ret'i-nal'de-hid

Definition: Retinol oxidized to a terminal aldehyde; retinal; a carotene released (as all-trans-retinal) in the bleaching of rhodopsin by light and the dissociation of opsin in the vision cycle.

Synonym(s): retinene-1, retinene, vitamin A aldehyde

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