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Noun: optic cup
  1. (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina
    - eyecup

Derived forms: optic cups

Type of: calicle, caliculus, calycle, calyculus

Encyclopedia: Optic cup