Meaning of “optic nerve” in the English Dictionary

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"optic nerve" in British English

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optic nervenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌɒp.tɪk ˈnɜːv/ us /ˌɑːp.tɪk ˈnɝːv/ specialized

the group of nerve fibres (= structures like threads) that pass signals from the retina at the back of each eye to the brain

(Definition of “optic nerve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)