pineal eye

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pineal eye

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pineal eye

n
(Zoology) an outgrowth of the pineal gland that forms an eyelike structure on the top of the head in certain cold-blooded vertebrates
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Noun1.pineal eye - a sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptilespineal eye - a sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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