optic vesicle

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of optic vesicle was in 1850

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“Optic vesicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optic%20vesicle. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

optic vesicle

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

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