retinaldehyde

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ret·i·nal·de·hyde

(ret'i-nal'dĕ-hīd),
Retinol oxidized to a terminal aldehyde; retinal; a carotene released (as all-trans-retinal) in the bleaching of rhodopsin by light and the dissociation of opsin in the vision cycle.

ret·i·nal·de·hyde

(ret'i-nal'dĕ-hīd)
Retinol oxidized to a terminal aldehyde; a carotene released (as all-trans-retinal[aldehyde]) in the bleaching of rhodopsin by light and the dissociation of opsin in the vision cycle.
Synonym(s): retinene.

retinal, retinene

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retinaldehyde

an aldehyde of RETINOL and the main carotenoid pigment found in the RETINA of the eye. It is usually combined with OPSIN to form RHODOPSIN.