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tapetum definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural tapeta) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin tapete carpet, tapestry, from Greek tap?t-, tap?s carpet Date: 1713 1. any of various reflective membranous layers or areas especially of the choroid and retina of the eye 2. a layer of nutritive cells that invests the sporogenous tissue in the sporangium of vascular plants

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a light-reflecting part of the choroid membrane in the eyes of certain mammals, e.g. cats. Etymology: LL f. L tapete carpet

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tapetum Ta*pe"tum, n. [NL., from L. tapete a carpet, a tapestry.] (Anat.) An area in the pigmented layer of the choroid coat of the eye in many animals, which has an iridescent or metallic luster and helps to make the eye visible in the dark. Sometimes applied to the whole layer of pigmented epithelium of the choroid.



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