- rod outer segment
See retinal rod.
Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.
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outer segment — the portion of a retinal rod or cone that is between the inner segment and the pigmented epithelium. This part of a cone is cone shaped; this part of a rod is cylindrical and contains rhodopsin … Medical dictionary
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Outer nuclear layer — Section of retina. (Outer nuclear layer labeled at right, fourth from the bottom.) … Wikipedia
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retinal rod — Major photoreceptor cell of vertebrate retina (about 125 million in a human eye). Columnar cells (about 40 m m long, 1 m m diameter) having three distinct regions: a region adjacent to, and synapsed with, the neural layer of the retina contains… … Dictionary of molecular biology
inner segment — the portion of a retinal rod or cone that is between the external limiting layer and the outer segment; this part is usually thicker on a cone than on a rod … Medical dictionary
ROSP — rod outer segment protein … Medical dictionary