Ocellus Definition

ō-sĕləs
ocelli
noun
ocelli
The simple eyespot of certain invertebrates, as distinguished from the compound eye of an insect or the camera-type eye of vertebrates and cephalopods.
Webster's New World
An eyelike spot, as on a peacock's feathers.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
stemmasimple eyeeyespot

Other Word Forms of Ocellus

Noun

Singular:
ocellus
Plural:
ocelli

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

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