biocellate

[ bahy-os-uh-leyt, bahy-oh-sel-it ]
/ baɪˈɒs əˌleɪt, ˌbaɪ oʊˈsɛl ɪt /

adjective Zoology, Botany.

marked with two ocelli or eyelike parts.

Origin of biocellate

First recorded in 1840–50; bi-1 + ocellate
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British Dictionary definitions for biocellate

biocellate

/ (baɪˈɒsɪˌleɪt, ˌbaɪəʊˈsɛlɪt) /

adjective

(of animals and plants) marked with two eyelike spots or ocelli

Word Origin for biocellate

C19: from bi- 1 + ocellate, from Latin ocellus, diminutive of oculus eye
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