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Medical Term:

optic cup


Definition: the double-walled cup formed by the invagination of the embryonic optic vesicle; its inner component becomes the neural layer of the retina and its outer layer becomes the pigmented layer.

Synonym(s): caliculus ophthalmicus, ocular cup

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