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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Cintilla óptica

Optic tract (OP-tik trakt)
The nerves that travel from the optic chiasm (place in the brain where some of the optic nerve fibers cross) into certain parts of the brain involved in vision.

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