supraoptic

adjective su·pra·op·tic \ ˌsü-prə-ˈäp-tik , -ˌprä- \

Definition of supraoptic

: situated above the optic chiasma; also : being a small nucleus of closely packed neurons overlying the optic chiasma and intimately connected with the neurohypophysis

First Known Use of supraoptic

1900

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supraoptic

adjective su·pra·op·tic \ -ˈäp-tik \

medical Definition of supraoptic

: situated or occurring above the optic chiasma

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