amacrine
1. A cell or structure lacking a long, fibrous process. 2. Denoting such a cell or structure. SEE ALSO: a. cell. [G. a- priv. + makros, long, + is (in-), fiber]

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am·a·crine (amґə-krēn) [a-1 + macro- + inos] 1. having no long processes. 2. amacrine cell; see under cell.

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