optic foramen

noun

Medical Definition of optic foramen

: the passage through the orbit of the eye in the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone that is traversed by the optic nerve and ophthalmic artery

called also optic canal

— see chiasmatic groove

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“Optic foramen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/optic%20foramen. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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