Definition of optic stalk in English:

optic stalk


  • 1Embryology
    The stalk connecting the optic vesicle with the forebrain, from which the optic tract develops.

  • 2Zoology
    The ommatophore of a snail.

  • 3Zoology
    The eyestalk of a crustacean.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.