Related to Eye-spot: ISPOT, Eye floaters


n.1.(Zool.) A simple visual organ found in many invertebrates, consisting of pigment cells covering a sensory nerve termination.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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When this is completed they are fixed for life: their legs are now converted into prehensile organs; they again obtain a well-constructed mouth; but they have no antennae, and their two eyes are now reconverted into a minute, single, and very simple eye-spot. In this last and complete state, cirripedes may be considered as either more highly or more lowly organised than they were in the larval condition.
The eye-spot stage was characterized by the presence of a black rounded spot located at the base of gill rudiment.
The survival rate of D-shaped larvae was reduced significantly at a concentration of 600 cells/mL, whereas the umbo larvae and eye-spot larvae were affected significantly at a high concentration of 2,000 cells/mL only.
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In this context, the eye-spot, a dot with a circle around it, becomes a fertilized egg.
The versatile wrapper can run various types of packaging material to account for different products: eye-spot, non-eye-spot, heat seal, and cold seal.
Not only does the glass panel allow natural illumination from the dining room windows to flood the kitchen, but a strategically positioned ceiling eye-spot bounces light off the panel and reflects into the kitchen.
In terms of devious disguises, false-faced eye-spot frogs had "cheetahs' eyes on their backs".
A distinct black eye-spot surrounded by a white halo was visible on the posterior-most end of the flap.
It uses these marks like eye-spots, flaring its gills to appear much bigger when confronted with danger or competition.
The caterpillar extends it head and neck rather like an elephant's trunk if disturbed, then it draws back the head and swells up the thorax which is marked with eye-spots. This gives it a frightening appearance.
Diagnosis.--Carapace rectangular with 2 elongate eye-spots, with 1 poorly defined transverse furrow.