lateral inhibition

noun

: a visual process in which the firing of a retinal cell inhibits the firing of surrounding retinal cells and which is held to enhance the perception of areas of contrast

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“Lateral inhibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lateral%20inhibition. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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