photoreceptive


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photoreceptive

 [fo″to-re-sep´tiv]
sensitive to stimulation by light.

pho·to·re·cep·tive

(fō'tō-rē-sep'tiv),
Functioning as a photoreceptor.

pho·to·re·cep·tive

(fō'tō-rĕ-sep'tiv)
Functioning as a photoreceptor.

photoreceptive

sensitive to stimulation by light.
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Vanfleteren and Coomans (1976) have speculated that the ciliary structures induce the elaboration of photoreceptive plasma membranes and become more or less abortive (rhabdomeric type) or develop into a ciliary organelle (ciliary type) after they exert their inductive function.
What we claimed, and it's as correct as ever, is that the eyes themselves, the photoreceptive organs, developed independently at least 40 times.
To date, six volunteers have received implants of a micro-electronic device that rests on the surface of the retina to perform the function of normal photoreceptive cells.
A class of melanopsin-containing retinal ganglion cell is intrinsically photoreceptive, codes for retinal irradiance, and contributes to the pupillary light reflex.
have demonstrated that a photoreceptive "net" of specialized cells in the eye called retinal ganglion cells, which are distinct from the cells responsible for vision, are the site of the primary circadian pacemaker.
For example, both humans and birds have photoreceptive cones in the retina located at the back of the eye.