compound character

com·pound char·ac·ter

an inherited character dependent on two or more distinct genes.
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Designed at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and known as Fly's Eye I and II, the multi-mirror arrays, which can operate only on dark, moonless nights, emulate the compound character of insect eyes.
In Latin, diacritics are used to add new compound characters to represent sounds.
In addition to this, Devanagari alphabet set also consists of some compound characters which are formed by combining two characters.