ommatidium


om·ma·tid·i·um

noun \ˌä-mə-ˈti-dē-əm\
plural om·ma·tid·ia\-dē-ə\

Definition of OMMATIDIUM

:  one of the elements corresponding to a small simple eye that make up the compound eye of an arthropod
om·ma·tid·i·al \-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin of OMMATIDIUM

New Latin, from Greek ommat-, omma eye; akin to Greek ōps eye — more at eye
First Known Use: 1884

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ommatin
Previous Word in the Dictionary: ommateum
All Words Near: ommatidium

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up ommatidium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More