optic radiation

n.

The massive fanlike fiber system passing from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus to the visual cortex.

Nearby words

  1. optic foramen,
  2. optic lobe,
  3. optic nerve,
  4. optic neuritis,
  5. optic papilla,
  6. optic thalamus,
  7. optic tract,
  8. optic vesicle,
  9. optical,
  10. optical aberration


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