One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A section of the inner segment of a retinal rod or cone, which in certain vertebrates can contract and elongate in response to changes in light levels.
Of, relating to, or designating the myoid of a retinal cone or rod.
Composed of, resembling, characteristic of, or involving muscle tissue or cells.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From myo- + -oid, after French myoïde, noun<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From myo- + -oid. Compare Hellenistic Greek μυώδης muscular, and French myoïde, adjective.
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