optic lobe


Definition of optic lobe

: either of two prominences of the midbrain concerned with vision

Examples of optic lobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Science Alert, sleeping octopuses do this because neurons firing in their optic lobes cause their pigment-containing cells to become active. Fox News, "Sleeping octopus' amazing color shifts revealed in new film," 28 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of optic lobe

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Optic lobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optic%20lobe. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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