parietal eye

noun

1
: pineal gland
used especially for a pineal gland that possesses a photoreceptive function

called also pineal eye

2
: a photoreceptive structure of some nonmammalian vertebrates (such as lizards) especially when eyelike in composition with a distinguishable lens and retina

called also pineal eye

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“Parietal eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parietal%20eye. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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