eye spot


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eye spot

  1. a light-sensitive organelle present in unicellular organisms, green algae, zoospores and some gametes.
  2. a pattern on the wings of some insects, particularly moths, which appears eyelike (see WARNING COLORATION).
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Ali Dabbagh, founder Aa of the Aa mobile eye clinic "Oyomi", who volunteered to treat Aa her eyes after beatings from her employer gave her dark eye spots.
At the tip of the forewings are dark eye spots and lines that could almost be taken for the head of a cobra in striking pose, reared up with its neck flattened.
There is no proof histo causes these spots, however, as the organism is not found in the lesions, and therapy for histo is not effective for the eye spots.
His favourite creature is the African papilio ophidicephalus, also known as the Emperor Swallowtail, which comes from Malawi and is black and yellow with red eye spots.