supraoptic

adjective
su·​pra·​op·​tic | \ ˌsü-prə-ˈäp-tik How to pronounce supraoptic (audio) , -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, in the meaning defined above

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“Supraoptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supraoptic. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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supraoptic

adjective
su·​pra·​op·​tic | \ -ˈäp-tik How to pronounce supraoptic (audio) \

Medical Definition of supraoptic

: situated or occurring above the optic chiasma

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