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Definition of Optic cup

Optic cup: The white, cup-like area in the center of the optic disc. The optic disk is the circular area at the back of the inside of the eye where the optic nerve connects to the retina.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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