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ganglion cells of retina


Definition: the nerve cells of the retina with central processes (axons) that form the optic nerve; their peripheral processes synapse with the bipolar cells and through them with the rod and cone cells; these cell bodies are round or flask-shaped and vary considerably in size.

See Also: ganglionic layer

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