optic canal

n.

The short canal through the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone at the apex of the eye socket through which the optic nerve and the ophthalmic artery pass.optic foramen

Nearby words

  1. optative,
  2. optatively,
  3. optesthesia,
  4. optic,
  5. optic axis,
  6. optic capsule,
  7. optic chiasm,
  8. optic chiasma,
  9. optic cup,
  10. optic decussation


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