Definition of optic nerve in English:

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optic nerve

noun

Anatomy
Each of the second pair of cranial nerves, transmitting impulses to the brain from the retina at the back of the eye.
Example sentences
  • Pressure in the eye builds up and damages the optic nerve and nerve fibres of the retina, leading to glaucoma.
  • The most studied topographical projection is that of the optic nerve from the retina into the brain.
  • Information that is focused on the retina is then transmitted down the nerve, called the optic nerve, and arrives at the brain.

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Syllabification: op·tic nerve

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