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It is due to the lack of blue sensitive cone pigment in the short-wavelength cones. Those affected are unable to distinguish colors along the blue–yellow dimension. This form of color blindness is not sex-linked.
 
It is due to the lack of blue sensitive cone pigment in the short-wavelength cones. Those affected are unable to distinguish colors along the blue–yellow dimension. This form of color blindness is not sex-linked.
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[[Image:Gay flag.svg|thumb|left|The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with no color vision deficiencies.]]
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[[Image:Rainbow Tritanopia.svg|thumb|left|The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with tritanopia.]]
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Tritanomaly]]
 
*[[Tritanomaly]]
 
*[[Trichromatism]]
 
*[[Trichromatism]]
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Tritanopia is a form of color blindness prevalent in less than 1% of males and females.

It is due to the lack of blue sensitive cone pigment in the short-wavelength cones. Those affected are unable to distinguish colors along the blue–yellow dimension. This form of color blindness is not sex-linked.

Gay flag
The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with no color vision deficiencies.
LifeartistAdded by Lifeartist
Rainbow Tritanopia
The colors of the rainbow as viewed by a person with tritanopia.
Dr Joe KiffAdded by Dr Joe Kiff


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