compound eyecompound eye
an eye made up of numerous simple eyes functioning collectively, as in insects
The eye of most insects and some crustaceans, which is composed of many light-sensitive elements, each having its own refractive system and each forming a portion of an image.
of a female black fly
(plural compound eyes)
- A visual organ found in arthropods such as insects and crustaceans. It consists of one to thousands of tiny independent photoreception units.