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Mesh term Retinal Photoreceptor Cell Outer Segment

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Photoreceptor Cells, Vertebrate


The light sensitive outer portion of a retinal rod or a cone photoreceptor cell. The outer segment contains a stack of disk membranes laden with photoreceptive pigments (RETINAL PIGMENTS). The outer segment is connected to the inner segment by a PHOTORECEPTOR CONNECTING CILIUM.

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Rod Cell Outer Segment

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