biocellate

[bahy-os-uh-leyt, bahy-oh-sel-it]

Origin of biocellate

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

biocellate

adjective
  1. (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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