retinula

[ ri-tin-yuh-luh ]
/ rɪˈtɪn yə lə /

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.

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Origin of retinula

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at retina, -ule

OTHER WORDS FROM retinula

re·tin·u·lar, adjective
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