Term: retinal rod cell mitochondrion
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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: mitochondrion
Synonyms: mitochondria
Definition: A semiautonomous, self replicating organelle that occurs in varying numbers, shapes, and sizes in the cytoplasm of virtually all eukaryotic cells. It is notably the site of tissue respiration.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005739]   QuickGO   AmiGO