optic cup

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Synonyms for optic cup

(embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina

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In fact, the scientists didn't even know quite how optic cups developed until Sasai and his team watched it happen spontaneously in the lab.
The hESC-derived cells formed the correct 3D shape and the two layers of the optic cup, including a layer containing a large number of light-responsive cells called photoreceptors.
The Pinhole/Zone plate: an optic cup with an f/177 aperture hole to allow for classic pinhole photography and an f/19 Zone plate opening.
The optic cup and lens vesicle were observed at 40 hours.
An area of pallor in the center marks a small depression called the optic cup.