a photo pigment present in the retinal cones sensitive to a wavelength of 419nm. The absence of this pigment causes blue green colour blindness. See long wavelength pigment; medium wavelength pigment.
SHORT-WAVELENGTH PIGMENT: "Joe was blue green colour blind and was missing the short wavelength pigment that sees the 419nm."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SHORT-WAVELENGTH PIGMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/short-wavelength-pigment/ (accessed March 23, 2023).