optic vesicle

noun

Definition of optic vesicle

: an evagination of each lateral wall of the embryonic vertebrate forebrain from which the nervous structures of the eye develop

First Known Use of optic vesicle

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Optic vesicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optic%20vesicle. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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optic vesicle

noun

Medical Definition of optic vesicle

: an evagination of each lateral wall of the embryonic vertebrate forebrain from which the nervous structures of the eye develop

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