Definition of eyespot
1 : a usually small spot of color (as on the wing of a butterfly) that resembles an eye
2a : a simple visual organ of pigment or pigmented cells covering a sensory termination : ocellusb : a small pigmented body of various unicellular algae
3 : any of several fungal diseases of cultivated grasses (such as corn, wheat, and sugarcane) characterized by yellowish oval lesions on the leaves and stem
Examples of eyespot in a Sentence
a tie having eyespots of blue on a light gray background
Recent Examples of eyespot from the Web
Dakin repeated part of Petrie’s eyespot-snipping experiment.
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