retinophora

Retinophora

Ret`i*noph"o*ra\, n.; pl. Retiniphor[ae]. [NL., fr. NL. & E. retina + Gr. ???? to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) One of group of two to four united cells which occupy the axial part of the ocelli, or ommatidia, of the eyes of invertebrates, and contain the terminal nerve fibrill[ae]. See Illust. under Ommatidium.
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