Opsin meaning

ŏpsĭn
Any of various light-sensitive proteins, especially one that is a constituent of a rhodopsin or other visual pigment found in the retina of the vertebrate eye.
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Any of various light-sensitive proteins, especially one that is a constituent of a rhodopsin or other visual pigment found in the retina of the vertebrate eye.
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Any of several colorless proteins, found in the rods and cones of the retina, that combine with various forms of retinal to produce light-sensitive pigments such as rhodopsin.
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Any of various light-sensitive proteins, especially one that is a constituent of a rhodopsin or other visual pigment found in the retina of the vertebrate eye.
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(biochemistry) Any of a group of light-sensitive proteins in the retina.
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Origin of opsin

  • Probably back-formation from rhodopsin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably back-formation from rhodopsin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition