retinula

noun
re·tin·u·la | \re-ˈtin-yə-lə \
plural retinulae\re-ˈtin-yə-ˌlē, -ˌlī \ also retinulas

Definition of retinula 

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

Other Words from retinula

retinular \re-ˈtin-yə-lər \ adjective

First Known Use of retinula

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for retinula

New Latin, diminutive of Medieval Latin retina

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