any of the numerous cone-shaped units that make up the compound eyes of some arthropods
[C19: via New Latin from Greek ommatidion, from omma eye]
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ommatidium (ŏm'ə-tĭd'ē-əm) Pronunciation Key Pluralommatidia
One of the tiny light-sensitive parts of the compound eye of insects and other arthropods. An ommatidium resembles a single simplified eye. See more at compound eye.