atrophic excavation

n.

An exaggeration of the normal or physiological cupping of the optic disk caused by atrophy of the optic nerve.

Nearby words

  1. atropatene,
  2. atrophedema,
  3. atrophia,
  4. atrophic,
  5. atrophic arthritis,
  6. atrophic gastritis,
  7. atrophic rhinitis,
  8. atrophic vaginitis,
  9. atrophied,
  10. atrophoderma


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