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Noun: retina (retinas,retinae)  re-t(i-)nu
  1. The innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
    "damage to ganglion cells in the retina may play a role in the development of glaucoma"

Derived forms: retinae, retinas

Type of: membrane, tissue layer

Part of: eye, oculus, optic

Encyclopedia: Retina