RETINA

Part of speech: noun

The inner coat of the eye, which receives the optical image.

Part of speech: adjective

Retinal.

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Usage examples "retina":

  1. Its 14, 000 residents dwell partly upon the ruins of Herculaneum and of Retina, to which latter city Pliny the elder set out during the great eruption which destroyed these cities and Pompeii. - "Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror", Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows.
  2. Scientists are also working on an artificial retina to help many blind people to see and microchips that would directly stimulate damaged spinal cords and allow people who are now paralyzed to stand up and walk. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. But the mental retina of the great painter can hold such things as he has seen till he transfers them to the canvas; so can the brain of the great masters who paint for us in words, till they embody them in delicate prose or exquisite poetry. - "Platform Monologues", T. G. Tucker.