Definition of bathorhodopsin in English:

bathorhodopsin

(also bathrhodopsin)

noun

Biochemistry
  • An isomer of rhodopsin that is formed when light is absorbed by the chromophoric part of the molecule and (unless stabilized at very low temperature) changes spontaneously to lumirhodopsin.

Origin

1970s. From ancient Greek βάθος depth + rhodopsin, so called with reference to a spectral shift to lower frequencies.

Pronunciation

bathorhodopsin

/ˌbaθərə(ʊ)ˈdɒpsɪn/