noun, plural re·tin·u·lae [ri-tin-yuh-lee] /rɪˈtɪn yəˌli/. Anatomy.

a group of elongate neural receptor cells forming part of an arthropod compound eye: each retinula cell leads to a nerve fiber passing to the optic ganglion.

Origin of retinula

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at retina, -ule
Related formsre·tin·u·lar, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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