optic cup

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of optic cup was circa 1882

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“Optic cup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optic%20cup. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

optic cup

noun

: 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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