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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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The numerical results obtained using the hybrid FEM/BEM formulation showed similar distributions of the induced electric field along the pupillary axis in both the extracted and the compound eye models only in the case of 1 GHz vertically polarized wave.
Taking their cue from Nature, engineers have built a camera using stretchable electronics that scans the world like a fly's compound eye -- with a wide field of view and no distortion, they said.
The ancestral eye then evolved into the various camera-type eyes (probably independently) and various compound eyes. Eyeless phyla are therefore degenerate or failed to develop eyespots further.
Step 4: Make another "compound eye." Try looking through both at once.
There has been enormous interest in the construction of Eden -- indeed, it is unique among British Millennium projects in attracting large numbers of paying visitors who come just to see it being built The structure weighs less than the forest of scaffolding poles that was erected to build it It has a fragile quality Enclosed, the domes are indeed like soap bubbles - or to explore another metaphor, like an insect's compound eye (something of this effect, though achieved by different means, is apparent in the giant 'eye' over the concourse of the unbuilt Pusan Bay transport interchange in Korea).
The Robot Zoo makes it possible with two 19-inch compound eye simulations--each with 4,000 six-sided lenses.
The fly's large and prominent compound eye (comprised of up to 4,000 separate hexagonal lenses) has a remarkably broad field of vision which distinguishes a mosaic-like complex of contrasting shapes and patterns: the fly sees not one, highly resolved image, but rather an unresolved, prismatic picture.
Researchers found that the trilobite had an ancient precursor to the compound eye - "remnants of cellular systems, typical of a modern focal apposition eye, similar to those of a bee or dragonfly."
Escaping compound eye ancestry: the evolution of single-chamber eyes in holometabolous larvae.
The SpotLight HJ is a newly-designed LED light with an inbuilt compound eye lens that focusses on accurate light shape control together with uniform light distribution.