- A receptor that is sensitive to light, e.g., a retinal rod or cone. SYN: photoceptor. [photo- + L. re-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to receive, fr. capio, to take]
* * *pho·to·re·cep·tor -'sep-tər n a receptor for light stimuli
* * *pho·to·re·cep·tor (fo″to-re-sepґtər) a nerve end-organ or receptor sensitive to light; see also visual cells, under cell.
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