Definitions for ocellusoʊˈsɛl əs; oʊˈsɛl aɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•cel•lusoʊˈsɛl əs; oʊˈsɛl aɪ(n.)(pl.)o•cel•li

  1. the simple eye of many invertebrates, consisting of retinal cells, pigments, and nerve fibers.

    Category: Invertebrates

  2. an eyelike spot, as on a peacock feather.

Origin of ocellus:

1810–20; < L: little eye, dim. of oculuseye ; see -elle

oc•el•lat•edˈɒs əˌleɪ tɪd, oʊˈsɛl eɪ tɪd; ˈɒs əˌleɪt, oʊˈsɛl ɪt, -eɪt(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. simple eye, stemma, ocellus(noun)

    an eye having a single lens

  2. eyespot, ocellus(noun)

    an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies); usually a spot of color inside a ring of another color


  1. ocellus(Noun)

    A simple eye consisting of a single lens and a small number of sensory cells

  2. ocellus(Noun)

    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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