Term: optic chiasm axon
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Name: optic chiasm
Synonyms: chiasma opticum, optic commissure
Definition: Decussation of cranial nerve II axons whereby the retinal axons cross the midline, projecting contralaterally through the optic tract.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000556]
Name: axon
Synonyms:
Definition: The long process of a neuron that conducts nerve impulses, usually away from the cell body to the terminals and varicosities, which are sites of storage and release of neurotransmitter.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0030424]   QuickGO   AmiGO