ommatin

noun
om·​ma·​tin | \ ˈämətə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of ommatin

: an ommochrome (as a brown pigment in the eye of the fruit fly) of low molecular weight

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History and Etymology for ommatin

Greek ommat-, omma eye + English -in

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“Ommatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ommatin. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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