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External limiting membrane
Latin membrana limitans externa
Gray's subject #225 1017

The external limiting membrane (or outer limiting membrane) is one of the ten distinct layers of the retina of the eye. It has a network-like structure and is situated at the bases of the rods and cones.

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Rods and cones
Section of retina. (Membrana limitans externa labeled at right, third from the bottom.)
Plan of retinal neurons. (Membrana limitans externa labeled at left, second from the bottom.)


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