SHORT-WAVELENGTH PIGMENT

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., Pam M.S., "SHORT-WAVELENGTH PIGMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/short-wavelength-pigment/ (accessed December 7, 2019).
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