eyespot vs ocellus what difference

what is difference between eyespot and ocellus

English

Etymology

From eye +‎ spot.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈʌɪspɒt/

Noun

eyespot (plural eyespots)

  1. (biology) Any of various primitive light-sensitive organs or regions in many diverse organisms.
    • 2011, Terence Allen and Graham Cowling, The Cell: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2011, p. 12:
      The eyespot is a complex sandwich of membranes with rows of granules that contain around 200 different proteins, including the same rhodopsins found in the retina of our own eye.
  2. An eye-like marking on the tail of a peacock or the wing of a butterfly.
  3. (botany) Any of a group of fungal infections of grasses that are characterized by oval spots; strawbreaker

Translations

Anagrams

  • peyotes, typoese


English

Etymology

From Latin ocellus (little eye), from oculus (eye).

Noun

ocellus (plural ocelli)

  1. A simple eye consisting of a single lens and a small number of sensory cells.
  2. An eyelike marking in the form of a spot or ring of colour, as on the wing of a butterfly or the tail of a peacock.

Related terms

Translations

Further reading

  • ocellus on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Cuellos, locules

Latin

Etymology

From oculus (eye) +‎ -lus.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /oˈkel.lus/, [ɔˈkɛlːʲʊs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /oˈt͡ʃel.lus/, [ɔˈt͡ʃɛlːus]

Noun

ocellus m (genitive ocellī); second declension (Diminutive of oculus)

  1. little eye
  2. darling

Declension

Second-declension noun.

Descendants

References

  • ocellus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ocellus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ocellus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ocellus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • ocellus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper’s Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ocellus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

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