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."
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