eyespot

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noun eye·spot \ˈī-ˌspät\

Definition of eyespot

  1. 1 :  a usually small spot of color (as on the wing of a butterfly) that resembles an eye

  2. 2a :  a simple visual organ of pigment or pigmented cells covering a sensory termination :  ocellusb :  a small pigmented body of various unicellular algae

  3. 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

  1. a tie having eyespots of blue on a light gray background

1798

First Known Use of eyespot

1798


Medical Dictionary

eyespot

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noun eye·spot \ˈī-ˌspät\

Medical Definition of eyespot

  1. 1:  a simple visual organ of pigment or pigmented cells covering a sensory termination :  ocellus

  2. 2:  a small pigmented body of various unicellular algae



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