ocellus [ō sel′əs]
pl. ocelli [ō sel′ī΄] [L, dim. of oculus,EYE]
1. the simple eyespot of certain invertebrates, as distinguished from the compound eye of an insect or the camera-type eye of vertebrates and cephalopods
2. an eyelike spot, as on a peacock's feathers

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  • Ocellus — O*cel lus, n.; pl. {Ocelli}. [L., dim. of oculus an eye.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A little eye; a minute simple eye found in many invertebrates. (b) An eyelike spot of color, as those on the tail of the peacock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ocellus — An ocellus (plural: ocelli) is a type of photoreceptor organ in animals. Also called simple eyes , ocelli are miniature eyes capable of sensing light but not distinguishing its direction. See also stemmata, which are structurally similar. Ocelli… …   Wikipedia

  • Ocellus — Gesichtspartie eines Triops mit zwei Komplexaugen und einem Ocellus Als Ocellus (lat. „Äuglein“, Mehrzahl Ocelli bzw. Ocellen) werden in der Zoologie die punktförmigen Lichtsinnesorgane (Punktaugen) und Hautaugen verschiedener Tiergruppen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Ocellus Lucanus — Ocellus Lucanus, a Pythagorean philosopher, born in Lucania in the 5th century BC, was perhaps a pupil of Pythagoras himself. Stobaeus (Ecl. Phys. i. 13) has preserved a fragment of his Περὶ νόμου (if he was really the author) in the Doric… …   Wikipedia

  • Ocellus Lucanus — Ocellus Lucanus, s. Okellos …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ocellus Lucanus — d.h. O. aus Lukanien (Großgriechenland), ein um 500 v. Chr. lebender Philosoph, der noch den Unterricht des Pythagoras genossen haben soll. Diogenes Laertius erwähnt mehre Schriften von ihm, die Echtheit einer noch vorhandenen Abhandlung über die …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • OCELLUS Indicus — Gall. Oeillet d Inde, nomen itidem floris, quem, nisi terrâ enascentem cerneremus et ceterorum more surgentem solô, quis Florem crederet, ac non potius circum incisam eleganti opere, ex auro crispo, sphaerulam? Sane, non aeque specioso flavescit… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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