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retinotopic

Line breaks: ret¦ino|top¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛtɪnə(ʊ)ˈtɒpɪk
 
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Definition of retinotopic in English:

adjective

Physiology
Relating to or preserving the spatial relations of the sensory receptors of the retina: the retinotopic arrangement of fibres in cat optic nerve
More example sentences
  • This number, as well as the spatial resolution of the retinotopic maps and of the somatotopic and cochleotopic maps, measured by comparable techniques are still poorly known across taxa.
  • Information from these receptors is processed in the optic lobes of the brain which are divided into three subsequent retinotopic neuropils named, respectively, the lamina, medulla, and lobula.

Derivatives

retinotopically

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adverb
Example sentences
  • Anisotropic axes in orientation perception are not retinotopically mapped.
  • Many areas preserve the spatial structure of at least part of the retina, and hence are called retinotopically mapped.

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