[ bahy-os-uh-leyt, bahy-oh-sel-it ]
/ baɪˈɒs əˌleɪt, ˌbaɪ oʊˈsɛl ɪt /
adjective Zoology, Botany.
marked with two ocelli or eyelike parts.
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Words nearby biocellate
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British Dictionary definitions for biocellate
/ (baɪˈɒsɪˌleɪt, ˌbaɪəʊˈsɛlɪt) /
(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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