located or occurring behind a lens, as of the eye.

Origin of retrolental

1940–45; retro- + Latin lent-, stem of lēns (see lens) + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for retrolental



behind a lens, esp of the eye

Word Origin for retrolental

C20: from retro- + -lental, from New Latin: lens
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retrolental in Medicine




Of, related to, or being posterior to the lens of the eye.
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