Synonyms: optic cup, eye, eye vesicle
Stage Range: NF stage 21 to NF stage 32
Definition: 'The optic vesicle is the evagination of neurectoderm that precedes formation of the optic cup. Portion of tissue that is comprised of neuroepitheium which has pinched off from the anterior neural keel and will form the optic cup.'
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service