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optic cup

noun

Definition of optic cup

  1. :  the optic vesicle after invaginating to form a 2-layered cup from which the retina and pigmented layer of the eye will develop —called also eyecup



Circa 1885

First Known Use of optic cup

circa 1885


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optic cup

noun

Medical Definition of optic cup

  1. :  the optic vesicle after invaginating to form a 2-layered cup from which the retina and pigmented layer of the eye will develop—called also eyecup




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