superior colliculus

noun

Medical Definition of superior colliculus

: either member of the anterior and higher pair of corpora quadrigemina that together constitute a primitive center for vision

called also optic lobe, optic tectum

— compare inferior colliculus

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“Superior colliculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/superior%20colliculus. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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