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From Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhódon, rose), due to its pinkish color, and ὄψις (ópsis, sight).

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rhodopsin (countable and uncountable, plural rhodopsins)

  1. (biochemistry) A light-sensitive pigment in the rod cells of the retina; it consists of an opsin protein bound to the carotenoid retinal

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