Definitions for ocellusoʊˈsɛl əs; oʊˈsɛl aɪ
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o•cel•lusoʊˈsɛl əs; oʊˈsɛl aɪ(n.)(pl.)o•cel•li
the simple eye of many invertebrates, consisting of retinal cells, pigments, and nerve fibers.
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.)
simple eye, stemma, ocellus(noun)
an eye having a single lens
an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies); usually a spot of color inside a ring of another color
A simple eye consisting of a single lens and a small number of sensory cells
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