magnocellular

Composed of cells of large size. [L. magnus, large, + cellular]

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mag·no·cel·lu·lar .mag-nō-'sel-yə-lər adj being or containing neurons with large cell bodies <motion and depth perception processed by the \magnocellular visual pathway> compare PARVOCELLULAR

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mag·no·cel·lu·lar (mag″no-selґu-lər) magnicellular.

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