Relating to or composed of cells of small size. [L. parvus, small, + Mod. L. cellularis, cellular]

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par·vo·cel·lu·lar also par·vi·cel·lu·lar .pär-və-'sel-yə-lər adj characterized by relatively small cell bodies <the \parvocellular layers of the lateral geniculate nucleus> compare MAGNOCELLULAR

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par·vo·cel·lu·lar (pahr″vo-selґu-lər) parvicellular.

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