retinene


retinene

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.

noun

  1. the aldehyde form of the polyene retinol (vitamin A) that associates with the protein opsin to form the visual purple pigment rhodopsin
adj.

1838; see retina + -al (1).

n.

  1. Either of two yellow to red retinal pigments, formed by oxidation of vitamin A alcohols.

n.

  1. retinaldehyde

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