horizontal cell

noun

Medical Definition of horizontal cell

: any of the retinal neurons whose axons pass along a course in the plexiform layer following the contour of the retina and whose dendrites synapse with the rods and cones

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“Horizontal cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/horizontal%20cell. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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