second cranial nerve

noun
the cranial nerve that serves the retina
Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve
Part Holonyms: ↑visual system, ↑diencephalon, ↑interbrain, ↑betweenbrain, ↑thalmencephalon

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noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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