retinula

retinula

[ri-tin-yuh-luh]
noun, plural retinulae [ri-tin-yuh-lee] . Anatomy.
a group of elongate neural receptor cells forming part of an arthropod compound eye: each retinula cell leads to a nerve fiber passing to the optic ganglion.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin; see retina, -ule

retinular, adjective
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