OUTER NUCLEAR LAYER By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 the layer of cell bodies in the cones and rods within the retina. Commonly referred to as outer granular layer. OUTER NUCLEAR LAYER: "The outer nuclear layer seems to have been stripped away by some sort of chemical agent." Related Psychology Terms RETINA CORTICAL LAYERS DETACHED RETINA PHOTOPIGMENT PHOTOPIC VISION ROD-CONE BREAK OUTER PLEXIFORM LAYER EPIDERMIS MESOPIC VISION BLASTOCYST Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OUTER NUCLEAR LAYER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/outer-nuclear-layer/ (accessed February 25, 2020).