Ocellus meaning

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A simple eye, found in many invertebrates, consisting of a number of sensory cells and often a single lens.
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A marking that resembles an eye, as on the tail feathers of a male peacock; an eyespot.
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The simple eyespot of certain invertebrates, as distinguished from the compound eye of an insect or the camera-type eye of vertebrates and cephalopods.
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An eyelike spot, as on a peacock's feathers.
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A simple eye, found in many invertebrates, consisting of a number of sensory cells and often a single lens.
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A marking that resembles an eye, as on the tail feathers of a male peacock; an eyespot.
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A small, simple eye or eyespot, found in many invertebrates.
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A marking that resembles an eye, as on the wings of some butterflies.
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A simple eye consisting of a single lens and a small number of sensory cells.
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An eyelike marking in the form of a spot or ring of colour, as on the wing of a butterfly or the tail of a peacock.
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Origin of ocellus

  • Latin diminutive of oculus eye okw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ocellus (“little eye"), from oculus (“eye")

    From Wiktionary