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Medical Term:

optic canal

Definition

the short canal through the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone at the apex of the orbit that gives passage to the optic nerve and the ophthalmic artery.

Synonym(s): canalis opticusTA, foramen opticum, optic foramen

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