Term: photoreceptor outer segment layer photoreceptor outer segment
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Name: photoreceptor outer segment layer
Synonyms: photoreceptor outer segment layers
Definition: Layer of the retina composed of the outer segments of the photoreceptor cells. The photoreceptor outer segment is a specialized primary cilium consisting of a microtubule-based axoneme and regular stacks of membrane folds or disks containing the photopigments (opsins) required for the phototransduction cascade.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001466]
Name: photoreceptor outer segment
Synonyms:
Definition: The outer segment of a vertebrate photoreceptor that contains discs of photoreceptive membranes.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0001750]   QuickGO   AmiGO