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ocellated

[ os-uh-ley-tid, oh-sel-ey-tid ]
/ ˈɒs əˌleɪ tɪd, oʊˈsɛl eɪ tɪd /
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adjective

(of a spot or marking) eyelike.
having ocelli, or eyelike spots.

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Also oc·el·late [os-uh-leyt, oh-sel-it, -eyt]. /ˈɒs əˌleɪt, oʊˈsɛl ɪt, -eɪt/.

Origin of ocellated

First recorded in 1705–15; from New Latin ocellāt(us), equivalent to ocell(us) “little eye” + -ātus adjective suffix + English -ed past participle suffix; see origin at ocellus, -ate1, -ed2
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