ocellated

[os-uh-ley-tid, oh-sel-ey-tid]
adjective
1.
(of a spot or marking) eyelike.
2.
having ocelli, or eyelike spots.
Also, ocellate [os-uh-leyt, oh-sel-it, -eyt] .


Origin:
1705–15; < Neo-Latin ocellāt(us) (ocell(us) ocellus + -ātus -ate1) + -ed2

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ocellus (ɒˈsɛləs)
 
n , pl -li
1.  the simple eye of insects and some other invertebrates, consisting basically of light-sensitive cells
2.  any eyelike marking in animals, such as the eyespot on the tail feather of a peacock
3.  botany
 a.  an enlarged discoloured cell in a leaf
 b.  a swelling on the sporangium of certain fungi
 
[C19: via New Latin from Latin: small eye, from oculus eye]
 
o'cellar
 
adj
 
ocellate
 
adj
 
ocellated
 
adj
 
ocel'lation
 
n

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Example sentences
If this practice was replaced by regulated hunting, then ocellated turkeys would thrive.
Five prominent ocellated spots on posterior portion of body forming two triangles.
Ocellated spot at posterior end of dorsal fin, above caudal peduncle, in juveniles and females.
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