retinal

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See also: rétinal

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From retina +‎ -al (of or pertaining to).

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retinal (not comparable)

  1. (ophthalmology, relational) Of or pertaining to the retina.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Structure diagram of retinal (carotenoid pigment)

From retina +‎ -al (aldehyde).

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retinal (countable and uncountable, plural retinals)

  1. (biochemistry, organic chemistry) A yellow to orange aldehyde derived from vitamin A that is formed from rhodopsin by the action of light and in combination with proteins forms the visual pigments of the retinal rods and cones.
    Synonyms: retinaldehyde, retinene
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retinal (not comparable)

  1. retinal

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Spanish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /retiˈnal/, [re.t̪iˈnal]

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retinal (plural retinales)

  1. retinal