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optic chiasma

optic chiasma

noun

Definition of OPTIC CHIASMA

:  the X-shaped partial decussation on the undersurface of the hypothalamus through which the optic nerves are continuous with the brain —called also optic chiasm

First Known Use of OPTIC CHIASMA

1872

optic chiasma

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPTIC CHIASMA

:  the X-shaped partial decussation on the undersurface of the hypothalamus through which the optic nerves are continuous with the brain—called also optic chiasm

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