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  1. pertaining to an ocellus.
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Origin of ocellar

First recorded in 1885–90; ocell(us) + -ar1
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Examples from the Web for ocellar

Historical Examples

  • Ocellar bristles: in Diptera, are situated close to the ocelli, usually directed forward: often absent.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Ocellar ribband: a crescent-shaped, smooth thin belt across the eye region in butterfly chrysalids.

  • Ocellar triangle: a triangle, indicated by grooves or depressions, on which the ocelli are situated; Diptera.

  • These he divides into ocellar organs of regular form or luminous spots, and irregular glandular organs or luminous areas.

  • The ocellar spots may be on the scales of the lateral line or on other definite areas.