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eyespot


eye·spot  (spt)
n.
1. A small, light-sensitive patch of pigment in certain algae and unicellular organisms.
2. A simple visual organ of certain invertebrates consisting of a sensory ending covered by light-sensitive, pigmented cells.
3. A rounded eyelike marking, as on the tail of a peacock.
4. Botany Either of two fungal diseases that affect grasses and are characterized by oval lesions.

eyespot [ˈaɪˌspɒt]
n
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) a small area of light-sensitive pigment in some protozoans, algae, and other simple organisms
2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) an eyelike marking, as on the wings of certain butterflies

eyespot  (spt)
1. An area that is sensitive to light and functions somewhat like an eye, found in certain single-celled organisms as well as many invertebrate animals.
2. A round marking resembling an eye, as on the tail feather of a peacock.
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