PHOTOPIGMENT

noun. a substance in a retinal rod or retinal cone which interacts with light to initiate a chemical cascade resulting in the conversion of light energy into an electrical signal. All rods contain the rhodopsin, while cones have one of three various photo pigments !!!!!!!!!!iodopsins!!!!!!!!!!, each with a various wavelength sensitivity !!!!!!!!!!see long-wavelength pigment- medium-wavelength pigment- short'-wavelength pigment!!!!!!!!!!. Photopigment is located in disks of membrane in the outer segment of a rod or cone. Commonly referred to as visual pigment,

PHOTOPIGMENT: "People who possess many photopigment opsin genes tend to sense deeper, more saturated and enhanced color than their counterparts."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHOTOPIGMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/photopigment/ (accessed December 3, 2019).
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