From where does “rete” in retina originate?


When we look up the word retina in the Oxford English Dictionary, we read: “a layer at the back of the eyeball that contains cells sensitive to light, which trigger nerve impulses that pass via the optic nerve to the brain, where a visual image is formed. Late Middle English: from Medieval Latin, from Latin rete ‘net’.”Retina is used as such for our sensory… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00417-014-2769-1


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