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parietal eye

noun
1.
Zoology. a median outgrowth of the diencephalon anterior to the pineal apparatus, having visual adaptations in many anamniotes and lizards.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Set-point shifts of behavioral thermoregulation in horned lizards after parietal eye manipulation.

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