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retinula

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noun re·tin·u·la \re-ˈtin-yə-lə\

Definition of retinula

plural retinulaeplay \-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also retinulas

  1. :  the neural receptor of a single facet of an arthropod compound eye

retinular play \-lər\ adjective


Origin of retinula

New Latin, diminutive of Medieval Latin retina


First Known Use: 1878


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