from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The eye of most insects and some crustaceans, which is composed of many light-sensitive elements, each having its own refractive system and each forming a portion of an image.

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  • n. A visual organ found in arthropods such as insects and crustaceans. It consists of one to thousands of tiny independent photoreception units.

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  • n. in insects and some crustaceans: composed of many light-sensitive elements each forming a portion of an image


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    August 30, 2008