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Optic cup

optic cup n.
A two-walled cuplike depression, formed by invagination of the optic vesicle, that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina. Also called eyecup.


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    optic decussation n. See optic chiasm.

  • Optic disc

    noun 1. a small oval-shaped area on the retina marking the site of entrance into the eyeball of the optic nerve See blind spot (sense 1)

  • Optic disk

    optic disk n. The small, circular, optically insensitive region in the retina containing no rods or cones, where fibers of the optic nerve emerge from the eyeball. Also called blind spot, optic papilla.

  • Optic foramen

    optic foramen n. See optic canal.

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