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1. An eye-like marking (as on the wings of some butterflies); usually, a little spot of color inside a ring of another color.
2. An eye having a single lens.
3. An eye-spot or eye-like color patch.
4. The simple eye found in some insects and other arthropods.
5. An eye-like marking as seen on many insects, on fish, on feathers, etc.
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ocellus (s), ocelli (pl)
One of the three simple eyes of adult insects, located on or near the center line of the dorsal surface of the head.

The ocelli (eyes having a single lens) should be distinguished from the laterally placed compound eyes.

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