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Optic canal

optic canal

The short canal through the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone at the apex of the orbit that gives passage to the optic nerve and the ophthalmic artery.

Synonym: canalis opticus, foramen opticum, optic foramen.


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Re: The Axial Skeleton Helllllp!!??

... skull is important. the spheniod bone contains: 1) the internal carotid canal - containing the the major artery that supplies blood to the brain ... of the trigeminal nerve (nerve that innervates the face). 3) the optic canal and superior orbital fissure. the cranial nerves that move the ...

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