Term: cranial nerve II collateral sprouting
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Name: cranial nerve II
Synonyms: CN-II, optic, optic nerve
Definition: Cranial nerve which is comprised of retinal ganglion cell axons running posterior medially towards the optic chiasm, at which the axons cross the midline and after which the structure is termed the optic tract.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000435]
Name: collateral sprouting
Synonyms: axon branching
Definition: The process in which outgrowths develop from the shafts of existing axons.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0048668]   QuickGO   AmiGO