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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Quiasma óptico

Optic chiasm (OP-tik ky-AZ-um)
The place in the brain where some of the optic nerve fibers coming from one eye cross optic nerve fibers from the other eye. Also called optic chiasma.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.