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Anatomy Term: optic nerve
XAO ID: 0000188
Synonyms: cranial nerve II, opticus, ON
Definition: "Cranial nerve that is continuous with the layer of nerve cells on the inner surface of the eye. It exits the neurocranium via the large optic foramen and is covered by a fibrous connective tissue sheath. It transmits visual information from the retina to the brain."
Stage Range: NF stage 33 and 34 to death
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
optic stalk NF stage 31 to death
Develops Into:
Parent(s): optic stalk


Parent(s): cranial nerve (is_a) eye (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY