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Medical Term:

optic vesicle


in the embryo, one of the paired evaginations from the ventrolateral walls of the forebrain from which the sensory and pigment layers of the retina develop.

Synonym(s): ocular vesicle, ophthalmic vesicle, vesicula ophthalmica

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