Definition of Ommateum

1. n. A compound eye, as of insects and crustaceans.



Definition of Ommateum

1. Noun. (zoology) A compound eye, as of insects and crustaceans. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ommateum

1. a compound eye [n OMMATEA]

Medical Definition of Ommateum

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr, the eye. A compound eye, as of insects and crustaceans. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ommateum

omits
omittable
omittance
omittances
omitted
omitter
omitters
omitting
omkar
omkars
omlah
omlahs
ommastrephes
ommatea
ommateal
ommateum (current term)
ommatidia
ommatidial
ommatidium
ommatophore
ommatophores
ommaya reservoir
ommission
ommissions
ommochrome
ommochromes
omneities
omneity
omni-
omniana

Literary usage of Ommateum

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1. A Text-book of Entomology: Including the Anatomy, Physiology, Embryology and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1898)
"The compound or facetted eye (ommateum). — The facetted arthropod eye is wonderfully complex and most delicately organized, being far more so than that of ..."

2. Report on the Lancashire Sea-Fisheries at the University of Liverpool, and by University of Liverpool, Lancashire Sea-Fisheries Laboratory, University of Liverpool Lancashire Sea-Fisheries Laboratory (1907)
"On the inner side of the ommateum is a well- defined basement membrane, ... The ommateum, therefore, may be regarded as a differentiation of the epidermis, ..."

3. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology by Museum of Comparative Zoology, John E. Cadle, Harvard University (1891)
"Although as a rule the outline of the facet is square, it is ""t invariably so ; for on the margin of the retinal area close to where ">« ommateum passes ..."

4. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"The ommateum of the ocellus is variably conformed. In the larval Dytiscus and ... In the ocellus of the imago the ommateum is ..."

5. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"The ommateum of fresh eyes, treated for twenty-four hours or more with weak ... In macerating the cells of the ommateum it is not possible to give any ..."

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