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Medical Term:

optic disc


Definition: an oval area of the ocular fundus devoid of light receptors where the axons of the retinal ganglion cell converge to form the optic nerve head;

Synonym(s): discus nervi opticiTA, blind spot3, Mariotte blind spot, optic nerve head, optic papilla, papilla nervi optici, porus opticus

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