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supraoptic

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adjective su·pra·op·tic \-ˈäp-tik\

Definition of supraoptic

  1. :  situated above the optic chiasma; also :  being a small nucleus of closely packed neurons overlying the optic chiasma and intimately connected with the neurohypophysis



1921

First Known Use of supraoptic

1921


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supraoptic

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adjective su·pra·op·tic \-ˈäp-tik\

Medical Definition of supraoptic

  1. :  situated or occurring above the optic chiasma




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