optic cup(redirected from caliculus ophthalmicus)
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A two-walled cuplike depression, formed by invagination of the optic vesicle, that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina. Also called eyecup.
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|Noun||1.||optic cup - (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina|
caliculus, calycle, calyculus - a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp)
embryology - the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms