Definition of optic lobe in English:

optic lobe

Syllabification: op·tic lobe


  • A lobe in the midbrain from which the optic nerve partly arises.
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    • 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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