optic vesicle


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Related to optic vesicle: Optic stalk, lens placode

optic vesicle

[′äp·tik ′ves·ə·kəl]
(embryology)
An evagination of the lateral wall of the forebrain in vertebrate embryos which precedes formation of the optic cup.
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Outside of the retinas, the primary location of G[alpha] protein expression was the epithelial cells that surround the optic vesicle.