Chromophane
Chromophane Chro"mo*phane, n. [Gr. ? color + ? to show.] (Physiol.) A general name for the several coloring matters, red, green, yellow, etc., present in the inner segments in the cones of the retina, held in solution by fats, and slowly decolorized by light; distinct from the photochemical pigments of the rods of the retina. [1913 Webster]

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  • chromophane — chromophane, phyll etc.: see chromo 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • chromophane — chro·mo·phane (kroґmo fān) [chromo + Gr. phainein to show] a retinal pigment found in some species of animals …   Medical dictionary

  • Chlorophane — Chlo ro*phane, n. [Gr. chlwro s light green + ? to show: cf. F. chlorophane.] 1. (Min.) A variety of fluor spar, which, when heated, gives a beautiful emerald green light. [1913 Webster] 2. (Physiol.) The yellowish green pigment in the inner… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhodophane — Rho do*phane, n. [Gr. ro don the rose + ??? to show.] (Physiol.) The red pigment contained in the inner segments of the cones of the retina in animals. See {Chromophane}. W. K[ U]hne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Xanthophane — Xan tho*phane, n. [Xantho + Gr. fai nein to show.] (Physiol.) The yellow pigment present in the inner segments of the retina in animals. See {Chromophane}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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