bipolar cells
A class of retinal interneurons, named after their morphology, that receive input from the photoreceptors and send it to the ganglion cells. Bipolar cells are non-spiking neurons; their response to light is evenly graded, and shows lateral inhibition.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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