Definition of amacrine cell in English:

amacrine cell

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

noun

Anatomy
  • A small nerve cell within the retina which has dendrites but no axon.
    More example sentences
    • Its pathogenesis is thought to involve cone and amacrine cell dysfunction in the retina.
    • The best-studied amacrine cell synapses are those made onto ganglion cells and the feedback synapses made onto bipolar cells.
    • One of the major objectives of our work is to understand how the function of amacrine cell synapses is modulated.

Origin

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

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