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retrolental

[ re-troh-len-tl ]
/ ˌrɛ troʊˈlɛn tl /
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adjective
located or occurring behind a lens, as of the eye.
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Origin of retrolental

1940–45; retro- + Latin lent-, stem of lēns (see lens) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for retrolental

retrolental
/ (ˌrɛtrəʊˈlɛntəl) /

adjective
behind a lens, esp of the eye

Word Origin for retrolental

C20: from retro- + -lental, from New Latin: lens
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