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ocellus

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noun ocel·lus \ō-ˈse-ləs\

Definition of ocellus

plural ocel·li play \-ˈse-ˌlī, -(ˌ)lē\

  1. 1 :  a minute simple eye or eyespot of an invertebrate

  2. 2 :  an eyelike colored spot (as on a peacock feather or the wings of some butterflies)

ocel·lar play \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


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ocellus

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noun ocel·lus \ō-ˈsel-əs\

Medical Definition of ocellus

plural ocel·li \-ˈsel-ˌī, -(ˌ)ē\play play

  1. :  a minute simple eye or eyespot of an invertebrate

  2. ocel·lar \ō-ˈsel-ər\play adjective




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