parietal eye


noun

Zoology. a median outgrowth of the diencephalon anterior to the pineal apparatus, having visual adaptations in many anamniotes and lizards.

Nearby words

  1. parietal,
  2. parietal bone,
  3. parietal cell,
  4. parietal emissary vein,
  5. parietal endocarditis,
  6. parietal fistula,
  7. parietal foramen,
  8. parietal hernia,
  9. parietal lobe,
  10. parietal node

Origin of parietal eye

First recorded in 1885–90

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