ocellation

ocellation

[os-uh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
an eyelike spot or marking.
2.
the state of having eyelike markings.

Origin:
1840–50; ocellate + -ion

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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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