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Embryology: Optic stalk
Transverse section of head of chick embryo of fifty-two hours’ incubation.
Optic cup and choroidal fissure seen from below, from a human embryo of about four weeks. (Optic stalk labeled at center left.)
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Gray's subject #224 1001
Carnegie stage 14
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Gives rise to
MeSH [1]
Dorlands/Elsevier /

The optic vesicles project toward the sides of the head, and the peripheral part of each expands to form a hollow bulb, while the proximal part remains narrow and constitutes the optic stalk.

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