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eye·spot

 (ī′spŏt′)
n.
1. A light-sensitive organelle of certain chiefly unicellular organisms, such as euglenas and some motile algae.
2. A simple visual organ of certain invertebrates, consisting of a cluster of photoreceptor cells and pigment cells.
3. A rounded eyelike marking, as on the wings of certain butterflies.
4. Any of several fungal diseases that affect grasses and are characterized by oval lesions.
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eyespot

(ˈaɪˌspɒt)
n
1. (Biology) a small area of light-sensitive pigment in some protozoans, algae, and other simple organisms
2. (Biology) an eyelike marking, as on the wings of certain butterflies
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eye•spot

(ˈaɪˌspɒt)

n.
1. a light-sensitive group of cells or rudimentary visual structure of various algae and invertebrates.
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eye·spot

(ī′spŏt′)
1. An area that is sensitive to light and functions somewhat like an eye, found in certain single-celled organisms as well as many invertebrate animals.
2. A round marking resembling an eye, as on the tail feather of a peacock.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyespot - an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies)eyespot - an eyelike marking (as on the wings of some butterflies); usually a spot of color inside a ring of another color
marking - a pattern of marks
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In this image, the butterflies are positioned so that their eyespots make it look like the girl has two golden eyes.
When at rest with their wings folded two small blue eyespots are visible on the underside of their hind wings.
You can recognise them by their brown outer wings and eyespots and orange inner wings when the sun comes out.
The butterfly can be identified by their orange wings, each bearing six black and white 'eyespots' on the underside.
The only difference that can be spotted is the head size, which is narrower and has two eyespots. The upper side of the flatworm has a faint stripe while the underside is pale tan.
Pediveliger larvae of Crassostrea gigas Thunberg, 1793 (eyespots and active foot) with an average initial size of 335 [+ or -] 6 [micro]m were subjected to two pH treatments (8.1 and 7.38).
Cuttlefish can scare off predators by forming eyespots on their bodies in order to look like giant fish.
The black eyespots of a panda cub are initially circle shaped, then as the cub grows they become shaped like a teardrop.
Diagnosis.--Dinorhax rostrumpsittaci is distinguishable from other species by having two or three eyespots on each anterolateral propeltidium lobe, a slit-like anus on the venter of terminal segment of abdomen, three dorsal spiniform setae on metatarsus II and III, and one-segmented tarsi II, II, and IV.
Posterior halves completely regenerated a gut, fed, formed eyespots, and developed normal swimming behavior 72% of the time.
El-Shahawy (2010) performed an experimental study and observed that males with maximum number of eyespots in their trains have greater rate of mating success and if the ocelli are experimentally removed from the trains, mating success rate decreases significantly.