Definition of optic lobe in English:

Share this entry

optic lobe

noun

Anatomy
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: optic lobe

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.