optic lobe
noun Date: 1844 either of two prominences of the midbrain concerned with vision

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  • optic nerve — each optic nerve emerges from the anterior ventral corner of each optic lobe. The nerves cross over beneath the telencephalon …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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