optic cup


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optic cup

[′äp·tik ‚kəp]
(embryology)
A two-layered depression formed by invagination of the optic vesicle from which the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina will develop.
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In a petri dish, the cells spontaneously bulged to form a bubble called an eye vesicle, which folded back on itself to create a half-millimetre-wide pouch layered with retinal cells the optic cup.
In the article, the research team at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology and Sumitomo Chemical said, "We demonstrate that an optic cup structure can form by self-organization in human ESC culture.
During development, light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye, called the retina, forms from a structure known as the optic cup.