retinotectal

adjective ret·i·no·tec·tal \ ˌre-tə-nō-ˈtek-təl \

Definition of retinotectal

: of, relating to, or being the nerve fibers connecting the retina and the tectum of the midbrain
  • retinotectal pathways

Origin and Etymology of retinotectal

retin- + tectum + 1-al


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retinotectal

adjective ret·i·no·tec·tal \ ˌret-ᵊn-ō-ˈtek-təl \

medical Definition of retinotectal

: of, relating to, or being the nerve fibers connecting the retina and the tectum of the midbrain
  • retinotectal pathways

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