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Optic canal

Other Terms: Canalis opticus, Canal optique

Description

Near the base of the lesser wing where the jugum joins the body to the lesser wing are the openings into rounded canals for the optic nerves from the eye and ophthalmic artery to the forehead region.

Etymology

Canal refers to a tunnel through the bone. Canals typically transmit blood vessels and nerves. The term optic refers to the nerve coursing through this canal.

Latin

Canalis opticus

French

Canal optique

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