noun, plural o·cel·li [oh-sel-ahy]. /oʊˈsɛl aɪ/.
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Example sentences from the Web for ocellus
Others think the ocelli are only capable of distinguishing light from darkness.The Insect Folk|Margaret Warner Morley
Ocelli may also be developed from spots, or from bars, as pointed out by Mr. Darwin.Darwinism (1889)|Alfred Russel Wallace
The antennæ are inserted high up on the head, next the ocelli, falling down over the clypeal region.Our Common Insects|Alpheus Spring Packard
It belongs to the third phyletic group, and all the ocelli appear at a very early stage.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
Possibly the round markings on the wings in figs. 5, 8, represent the ocelli on the wings of certain species of moths.Animal Figures in the Maya Codices|Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for ocellus
noun plural -li (-laɪ)
- an enlarged discoloured cell in a leaf
- a swelling on the sporangium of certain fungi