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  1. optic cup, eyecup(noun)

    (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina

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  1. Optic cup

    During embryonic development of the eye, the outer wall of the bulb of the optic vesicles becomes thickened and invaginated, and the bulb is thus converted into a cup, the optic cup, consisting of two strata of cells. These two strata are continuous with each other at the cup margin, which ultimately overlaps the front of the lens and reaches as far forward as the future aperture of the pupil.

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