optic cup

noun

Definition of optic cup

: 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

First Known Use of optic cup

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Optic cup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optic%20cup. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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optic cup

noun

Medical Definition of optic cup

: 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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