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optic chiasma

noun
1.
a site at the base of the forebrain where the inner half of the fibers of the left and right optic nerves cross to the opposite side of the brain.
Also, optic chiasm.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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optic chiasm in Medicine

optic chiasm n.
A flattened quadrangular body that is the point of crossing of the fibers of the optic nerves. Also called optic decussation.

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