ocellus

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

ocel·lus

noun \ō-ˈse-ləs\
plural ocel·li \-ˈse-ˌlī, -(ˌ)lē\

Definition of OCELLUS

1
:  a minute simple eye or eyespot of an invertebrate
2
:  an eyelike colored spot (as on a peacock feather or the wings of some butterflies)
ocel·lar \ō-ˈse-lər\ adjective

Origin of OCELLUS

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of oculus eye — more at eye
First Known Use: 1819

Rhymes with OCELLUS

ocel·lus

noun \ō-ˈsel-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ocel·li \-ˈsel-ˌī, -(ˌ)ē\

Medical Definition of OCELLUS

: a minute simple eye or eyespot of an invertebrate
ocel·lar \ō-ˈsel-ər\ adjective

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