visual area

visual area n a sensory area of the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex receiving afferent projection fibers concerned with the sense of sight called also visual cortex

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see under cortex.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • visual cortex — n VISUAL AREA * * * the area of the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex concerned with vision; it consists of the first visual area or striate c. (Brodmann area 17) and two other areas, the second visual area or parastriate area (Brodmann area… …   Medical dictionary

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