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noun, Biochemistry.
an orange pigment, C 2 0 H 2 8 O, that is the active component of rhodopsin and is liberated upon the absorption of light in the vision cycle; vitamin A aldehyde.
the aldehyde form of the polyene retinol (vitamin A) that associates with the protein opsin to form the visual purple pigment rhodopsin

retinene ret·i·nene (rět’n-ēn’)
Either of two yellow to red retinal pigments, formed by oxidation of vitamin A alcohols.

retinal ret·i·nal (rět’n-āl’, -ôl’)
See retinaldehyde.


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