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Pronunciation: ta-pe'to-ret-in-op'a-the

Definition: Hereditary degeneration of the sensory retina and pigmentary epithelium; seen in pigmentary retinopathy, choroideremia, gyrate atrophy, congenital nyctalopia, congenital amaurosis, and heredomacular degeneration.

[tapetum + retinopathy]

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