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Definition of Cell, rod

Cell, rod: A type of specialized light-sensitive cell (photoreceptor) in the retina of the eye that provides side vision and the ability to see objects in dim light (night vision).

By contrast, the cones are the retinal photoreceptors that provide color vision and sharp central vision.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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