Term: retinal cone cell accessory 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: accessory outer segment
Synonyms:
Definition: A cilium-like cell projection emanating from the inner segment and running alongside the outer segment of photoreceptors.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:1990906]   QuickGO   AmiGO