tapetal

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tapetal

emanating from or pertaining to the tapetum.

tapetal aplasia
occurs in dogs, particularly Dalmatians, and pigs.
tapetal degeneration
occurs as an inherited defect in beagles and in cats with Chediak-Higashi syndrome.
tapetal hyperreflectivity
a feature of retinal degeneration when less light is absorbed by the atophic retina.
tapetal rods
crystalline structures containing zinc found in the cellular tapetum in carnivores.
tapetal stars
nonreflective dots in the tapetum lucidum of certain species (such as the horse) caused by piercing blood vessels. Called also stars of Winslow.