optic cup

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optic cup

n. Embryology
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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Noun1.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
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For LM, samples including the optic lobe and the optic stalk were immersed in Gilson fixative (2-6 h), and then well washed in running tap water, dehydrated and embedded in paraffin.
The OG is located over the optic stalk close to the optic lobe, it is covered by a fine connective layer, and has an elongate shape.