ocellus

noun
ocel·lus | \ ō-ˈse-ləs \
plural ocelli\ō-ˈse-ˌlī, -(ˌ)lē \

Definition of ocellus 

1 : a minute simple eye or eyespot of an invertebrate

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

Other words from ocellus

ocellar \ō-ˈse-lər \ adjective

First Known Use of ocellus

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ocellus

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of oculus eye — more at eye

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ocellus

noun
ocel·lus | \ ō-ˈsel-əs \
plural ocelli\-ˈsel-ˌī, -(ˌ)ē \

Medical Definition of ocellus 

: a minute simple eye or eyespot of an invertebrate

Other words from ocellus

ocellar \ō-ˈsel-ər \ adjective

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