retinal


retinal

adjective

  1. of or relating to the retina of the eye.

noun Biochemistry.

  1. an orange pigment, C20H28O, that is the active component of rhodopsin and is liberated upon the absorption of light in the vision cycle; vitamin A aldehyde.
adj.

1838; see retina + -al (1).

n.

  1. retinaldehyde

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