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A diterpene compound, composed of four isoprene units structurally related to carotenes, which is involved in the synthesis of the visual pigments. A deficiency of this compound results in a number of symptoms, including cessation of growth, cornification of epithelial structures, and, most notably, night blindness.

Subjects: Chemistry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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