Term: retinal rod cell photoreceptor outer segment
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Name: retinal rod cell
Synonyms: retinal rod cells
Definition: One of the two photoreceptor cell types of the vertebrate retina. In rods the photopigment is in stacks of membranous disks separate from the outer cell membrane. Rods are more sensitive to light than cones, but rod mediated vision has less spatial and temporal resolution than cone vision.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009275]
Name: photoreceptor outer segment
Definition: The outer segment of a vertebrate photoreceptor that contains a stack of membrane discs embedded with photoreceptor proteins.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0001750]   QuickGO   AmiGO