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com·pound eye

the eye of arthropods, most highly developed in insects and crustaceans; the eye consists of a group of functionally related visual elements (ommatidia) with corneal surfaces that collectively form a segment of a sphere.

compound eye

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.

compound eye

see EYE, COMPOUND.
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Morphological parameters of the compound eyes (mean [+ or -] SE) of laboratory-reared adult Bactrocera cucurbitae, Bactrocera tau and Bactrocera dorsalis obtained by environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) (n = 20).
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On the basis of molecular phylogeny, other researchers (Oakley and Cunningham 2002) have shown that the paired compound eyes of some seed shrimp evolved within an otherwise eyeless group of Ostracoda.
Explain that looking through compound eyes is something like looking at a display wall of televisions at an appliance store when they are all tuned to the same station.
Like their Lepidopteran cousins the butterflies, moths have large compound eyes, made up of many thousands of ommatidia--structures made up of a primitive cornea and lens, connected to photoreceptor cells.
A wide brim along the top edge of each compound eye blocked light from above, thereby reducing glare.
Good examples include insects' compound eyes and the human eye.
Scientists have described almost a dozen distinct blueprints, from the alien-seeming compound eyes of insects and many other species to the cameralike single eyes of vertebrates like us.
Anterior region of face with transverse white strip interrupted in middle by dark brown irregular spots, short off-white stripe between ocelli and compound eyes, dark brown continuous transverse strip above ocelli.
The fossil compound eyes were found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia and are 515 million years old.
Despite the discussed limitations of our model of the spatial resolution of the honeybees compound eyes, we are confident that it is useful for many purposes, e.
Distance between lateral ocelli and compound eyes about as wide as twice the distance between lateral ocelli.