stratum segmentorum externorum et internorum retinae

stratum segmentorum externorum et internorum retinae
[TA] official terminology for layer of rods and cones.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • stratum — One of the layers of differentiated tissue, the aggregate of which forms any given structure, such as the retina or the skin. SEE ALSO: lamina, layer. [L. sterno, pp. stratus, to spread out, strew, ntr. of pp. as noun, s., a bed cover, layer] s.… …   Medical dictionary

  • layer of rods and cones — the layer of the stratum nervosum retinae situated between the stratum pigmentosum and the external limiting membrane, comprising the sensitive elements of the retina, the cones, containing a visual pigment, iodopsin, and the rods, containing… …   Medical dictionary

  • layer — A sheet of one substance lying on another and distinguished from it by a difference in texture or color or by not being continuous with it. SEE ALSO: stratum, lamina. SYN: panniculus. ameloblastic l. the internal l. of the enamel organ. SYN: enam …   Medical dictionary

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