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Sustentacular fibres of retina

Definition

noun

The fine fibres that make up the supporting framework of the retina in many animals and humans. These radially-arranged fine fibers are comprised of sustentacular cells, and span through the thickness of the retina, from the internal to the external limiting membranes.


Supplement

The fibers form a dense, continuous meshwork that support the different layers of nervous elements in the retina.


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