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  • n. Plural form of ommatidium.


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  • The insect envoy lifted a hand, turned his head sideways, and preened his ommatidia.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • His ommatidia worked well and he could spot danger way in advance.

    FILIAL TIES • by Rumjhum Biswas

  • The eyes of insects such as bees and dragonflies are made up of tens of thousands of tiny components called ommatidia.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Brilliant orange and yellow ommatidia formed the large compound eyes.

    Flinx In Flux

  • His ommatidia sparkled in the light from the console.

    Nor Crystal Tears

  • Then a shadow darkened his ommatidia and he keeled over on his left side.

    Nor Crystal Tears

  • The adult's chiton was purple, and purple was a color that had been described to him and now he knew what it was and the ceramic inlay in the doctor's forehead was a single bar of silver crossed by two bars of gold and his ommatidia were red with gold and yellow central bands and they gleamed in the light of the room and ... and ...

    Nor Crystal Tears

  • Even if they hadn't seen ommatidia to ommatidia all the time.

    Nor Crystal Tears

  • His eyes were simple, and there were no ommatidia to throw back rainbows at the stupefied watchers, but they gleamed a little in their own way from beneath slightly slanted brows.

    The End of the Matter

  • Fenestrate membrane: of the compound eye is at the base of the ommatidia, at their junction with the optic nerve; see retina.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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