layer of the retina formed by expansion of the fibers of the optic nerve [ ]

Synonyms: stratum neurofibrarum retinae stratum neurofibrarum (retina) stratum opticum of retina retina nerve fiber layer layer of nerve fibers of retina layer of nerve fibres of retina optic fiber layer

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Term information


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latin term
stratum neurofibrarum retinae [ FMA:TA FMA:58688 ]

plural term
optic fiber layers [ TAO:0002212 ]

has alternative id


has broad synonym

nerve fiber layer

has related synonym

optic fiber layers

neural retina nerve fibre layer

stratum neurofibrum retinae

optic fiber layer

homology notes

(...) an essentially similar sequence of events occurs during the embryonic development of the vertebrate eye. The eye initially develops as a single median evagination of the diencephalon that soon bifurcates to form the paired optic vesicles. As each optic vesicle grows towards the body surface, its proximal part narrows as the optic stalk, and its distal part invaginates to form a two-layered optic cup. (...) The outer layer of the optic cup becomes the pigment layer of the retina, whereas the inner layer differentiates into the photoreceptive cells and neuronal layers of the retina.[well established][VHOG]