Definition of optic lobe in English:

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optic lobe


A lobe in the midbrain from which the optic nerve partly arises.
Example sentences
  • Information from these receptors is processed in the optic lobes of the brain.
  • The effects of light are apparently mediated by the eyes, which are attached directly to the brain via the optic lobe.
  • Archaeopteryx even had large optic lobes to process the visual input needed for flying.

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Syllabification: op·tic lobe

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