What Is the Function of the Tapetum Lucidum?

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The tapetum lucidum is a membrane in the back of the eye of some animals. The function is to reflect light back to the retina. It is what gives some animals the ability to see at night.
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When I did a dissection of a cow's eye in biology, we came across this term. The tapetum lucidum, which is not found in the human eye, functions to reflect light onto the retina.
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Tapetum lucidum is layer of tissue in the eye of many vertebrate animals, acts like
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Reflective tape or material.
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pl. tapeta [L.] 1. a covering structure or layer of cells. 2. a stratum in the human brain composed of fibers from the body and splenium of the corpus callosum sweeping around the
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