outer nuclear layer


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outer nuclear layer

[TA]
the layer of the retina containing the cell bodies of the rods and cones.
Synonym(s): stratum nucleare externum [TA]

outer nuclear layer

The layer of the retina containing the nuclei of the visual receptor cells, the rods, and cones.
See also: layer
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