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optic lobe

[′äp·tik ‚lōb]
(invertebrate zoology)
A lateral lobe of the forebrain in certain arthropods.
(neuroscience)
One of the anterior pair of colliculi of the mammalian corpora quadrigemina.
(vertebrate zoology)
Either of the corpora bigemina of lower vertebrates.
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These EtOH-induced decreases in long-chain/short membrane fatty acids and unsaturated/saturated membrane fatty acids correlate with EtOH-induced reductions in brain neuron densities within the cerebral hemispheres and optic lobes and increased levels of brain lipid hydroperoxides.
The two largest parts, the optic lobes for the eyes and the nervous system of the arms, sit outside the central brain capsule.