Term: retinal photoreceptor layer retinal cone cell
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Name: retinal photoreceptor layer
Synonyms: retinal photoreceptor layers
Definition: The layer within the retina where the photoreceptor cell receptor segments reside. This layer is closest to the sclera.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000143]
Name: retinal cone cell
Synonyms: retinal cone cells
Definition: One of the two photoreceptor cell types in the vertebrate retina. In cones the photopigment is in invaginations of the cell membrane of the outer segment. Cones are less sensitive to light than rods, but they provide vision with higher spatial and temporal acuity, and the combination of signals from cones with different pigments allows color vision.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009262]