dioptrate

adjective
di·​op·​trate | \dīˈäpˌtrāt, -trə̇t\

Definition of dioptrate 

: divided by a transverse line or septum used of the compound eyes of certain insects (such as water beetles) and of ocelli on the wings of certain moths and butterflies

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History and Etymology for dioptrate

dia- + optr- (irregular from Greek opsesthai to be going to see) + -ate

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