simple eye

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Noun1.simple eye - an eye having a single lens
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
ommatidium - any of the numerous small cone-shaped eyes that make up the compound eyes of some arthropods
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sparsa fossils from the Burgess Shale in Canada revealed that the 10- to 50-millimeter-long critter had a small pair of simple eyes set atop a narrow head.
Mantids can turn their heads 180 degrees to scan their surroundings with two large compound eyes and three other simple eyes.
In the new study of the fruit fly visual system, University of Virginia researchers have found that the very simple eyes of fruit fly larvae, with only 24 total photoreceptors provide just enough light or visual input to allow the animal's relatively large brain to assemble that input into images.

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