HyperDic: retina

English > 1 sense of the word retina:
NOUNbodyretinathe innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball
retina > pronunciation
RhymesAltoona ... zona: 128 rhymes with nah...
English > retina: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve.
Part ofeye, oculus, opticThe organ of sight
Partsblind spot, optic disc, optic diskThe point where the optic nerve enters the retina
cone, cone cell, retinal coneA visual receptor cell in the retina that is sensitive to bright light and to color
fovea, fovea centralisarea consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute
macula, macula lutea, macular area, yellow spotA small yellowish central area of the retina that is rich in cones and that mediates clear detailed vision
neuroepitheliumepithelium associated with special sense organs and containing sensory nerve endings
parafoveaarea of the retina immediately surrounding the fovea
rod, rod cell, retinal rodA visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
visual cellOne of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light
Broadermembrane, tissue layerA pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
Adjectivesretinalin or relating to the retina of the eye

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