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Meaning of CHROMOPHANE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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