Term: retinal cone cell photoreceptor outer segment
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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]
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