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optic nerve formation (GO:0021634)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
abducens nerve formation  
accessory nerve formation 
facial nerve formation 
glossopharyngeal nerve formation 
hypoglossal nerve formation 
oculomotor nerve formation  
olfactory nerve formation 
optic nerve formation +   
The process that gives rise to the optic nerve. This process pertains to the initial formation of a structure from unspecified parts. The sensory optic nerve originates from the bipolar cells of the retina and conducts visual information to the brainstem. The optic nerve exits the back of the eye in the orbit, enters the optic canal, and enters the central nervous system at the optic chiasm (crossing) where the nerve fibers become the optic tract just prior to entering the hindbrain.
optic nerve structural organization  
trigeminal nerve formation 
trochlear nerve formation  
vagus nerve formation 
vestibulocochlear nerve formation  

Related Synonyms: CN II biosynthesis ;   CN II formation
Definition Sources: GO_REF:0000021, GOC:cls, GOC:dgh, GOC:dph, GOC:jid, ISBN:0838580343

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