retina

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See also: Retina and rețină

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin retina, the diminutive form of Latin rete (net), probably from the Vulgar Latin phrase (tunica) *retina, literally "net-like tunic", used to describe the blood vessel system at the back of the eye. (Gerard of Cremona may have created this phrase as a translation for Arabic (tabaqa) sabakiva "net-like layer", which translates Ancient Greek ἀμφιβληστροειδής (amphiblēstroeidḗs) (χιτών (khitṓn))).[1]

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Illustration showing parts of the human eye, including the retina.

retina (plural retinas or retinae or retinæ)

  1. (anatomy) The thin layer of cells at the back of the eyeball where light is converted into neural signals sent to the brain.

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  1. ^ Online Etymological Dictionary

Dutch[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: re‧ti‧na

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retina f, m (plural retina's, diminutive retinaatje n)

  1. (anatomy) retina

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Hungarian[edit]

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retina

  1. retina

Italian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

The original sense (Etymology 2) of retina, but given a specific anatomical meaning.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛtina/
  • Hyphenation: rè‧ti‧na

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retina f (plural retine)

  1. (anatomy) retina
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Etymology 2[edit]

rete +‎ -ina

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  • IPA(key): /reˈtina/
  • Hyphenation: re‧tì‧na

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retina f (plural retine) (Diminutive of: rete)

  1. small net
  2. hairnet

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retina

  1. third-person singular present indicative of retinare
  2. second-person singular imperative of retinare

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retina

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of retinir
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of retinir
  3. third-person singular imperative of retinir

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retina f (plural retinas)

  1. retina