biocellate

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

adjective Zoology, Botany.

marked with two ocelli or eyelike parts.

Nearby words

  1. biobehavioral,
  2. biobehavioral science,
  3. biobibliography,
  4. biobutanol,
  5. biocatalyst,
  6. biocenology,
  7. biocenosis,
  8. biocentric,
  9. biochemical,
  10. biochemical oxygen demand

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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