visual cell

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Noun1.visual cell - one of the cells of the retina that is sensitive to light
retina - the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
cone cell, retinal cone, cone - a visual receptor cell in the retina that is sensitive to bright light and to color
retinal rod, rod cell, rod - a visual receptor cell that is sensitive to dim light
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Thirdly, a central visual cell and a peripheral visual cell in the LGN extract the detail information and contour feature.
The most anterior portion of the visual cell, which contains the rhabdomeres, borders the vitreous layer and the nuclei lie below.
Applications include BioMine, a data-mining tool for analyzing DNA, as well as Diagrammatic Cell Language (DCL) and Visual Cell, Which enable researchers to engage in Large-scale cellular modeling.