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Photoreceptor

Synonym(s)

  • photosensitive cell
  • visual receptor

Definition(s)

Cells specialized to detect and transduce light.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A receptor for light stimuli.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 7, 2014