TAPETUM By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 the name of the layer that reflects light that is behind the retina in some animals. This enhances night vision. This night vision is particularly referred as tapetum. TAPETUM: "Cat's have a tapetum." Related Psychology Terms OUTER NUCLEAR LAYER RETINA PHOTOPIC VISION OPTICAL DEFECT ON-OFF CELLS RETINAL RODS DETACHED RETINA CONGENITAL CATARACT ANAGLYPTOSCOPE ON CELLS (ON CELLS) Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TAPETUM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tapetum/ (accessed November 27, 2020).