Ret`i*noph"o*ra (?), n.; pl. Retiniphorae (#). [NL., fr. NL. & E. retina + Gr. to bear.] Zool.

One of group of two to four united cells which occupy the axial part of the ocelli, or ommatidia, of the eyes of invertebrates, and contain the terminal nerve fibrillae. See Illust. under Ommatidium.


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