Term: optic chiasm cranial nerve II
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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: cranial nerve II
Synonyms: CN-II, optic, optic nerve
Definition: Cranial nerve which is comprised of retinal ganglion cell axons running posterior medially towards the optic chiasm, at which the axons cross the midline and after which the structure is termed the optic tract.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000435]