horizontal cell

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A type of cell in the retina that lacks an axon, lying perpendicular to the sensory pathway and linking photoreceptors and bipolar cells, one of its important functions being to inhibit neurons outside the immediate zone of excitation. Compare amacrine cell.

Subjects: Psychology.

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