amacrine cell

amacrine cell
amacrine cell n a unipolar nerve cell found in the retina, in the olfactory bulb, and in close connection with the Purkinje cells of the cerebellum

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any of five types of retinal neurons that seem to lack large axons, having only processes that resemble dendrites. Called also A c.

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