metarhodopsin


metarhodopsin
Any of several forms of rhodopsin activated by light

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  • metarhodopsin — meta·rhodopsin …   English syllables

  • metarhodopsin — ¦med.əˌ noun Etymology: meta + rhodopsin : either of two intermediate compounds formed in the bleaching of rhodopsin by light …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lumirhodopsin — 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 …   Medical dictionary

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