tapetum

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noun ta·pe·tum \ tə-ˈpē-təm \

Definition of tapetum

plural tapeta play \-ˈpē-tə\
1 :any of various reflective membranous layers or areas especially of the choroid and retina of the eye
2 :a layer of nutritive cells that invests the sporogenous tissue in the sporangium of vascular plants

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Origin and Etymology of tapetum

New Latin, from Latin tapete carpet, tapestry, from Greek tapēt-, tapēs carpet


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tapetum

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noun ta·pe·tum \ tə-ˈpēt-əm \

medical Definition of tapetum

plural tapeta play \-ˈpēt-ə\
1 :any of various membranous layers or areas especially of the choroid and retina of the eye; specifically :tapetum lucidum
2 :a layer of nerve fibers derived from the corpus callosum and forming part of the roof of each lateral ventricle of the brain

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