retinotectal

adjective
ret·​i·​no·​tec·​tal | \ ˌre-tə-nō-ˈtek-təl How to pronounce retinotectal (audio) \

Definition of retinotectal

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

First Known Use of retinotectal

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for retinotectal

retin- + tectum + -al entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about retinotectal

Statistics for retinotectal

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for retinotectal

The first known use of retinotectal was in 1911

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for retinotectal

retinotectal

adjective
ret·​i·​no·​tec·​tal | \ ˌret-ᵊn-ō-ˈtek-təl How to pronounce retinotectal (audio) \

Medical Definition of retinotectal

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

Comments on retinotectal

What made you want to look up retinotectal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!