Definition of amacrine cell in English:

amacrine cell

Line breaks: ama|crine cell
Pronunciation: /ˈaməkrʌɪn, -krɪn/

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  • A small nerve cell within the retina which has dendrites but no axon.


early 20th century: from a-1 'not' + Greek makros 'large' + is, in- 'sinew or strip'.

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