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COMPOUND EYE [3 records]

Record 1 2017-05-09

English

Subject field(s)
  • Zoology
DEF

[Any eye which] consists of a group of functionally related visual elements (ommatidia) whose corneal surfaces collectively form a segment of a sphere.

OBS

Found in arthropods.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Zoologie
DEF

Œil des arthropodes composé d'un nombre variable d'ommatidies.

Spanish

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Record 2 2017-04-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Insects, Centipedes, Spiders, and Scorpions
CONT

A bee has five eyes - three small ones in a triangle on top of its head, and a large compound eye on each side of the head. Each compound eye is made up of thousands of single eyes crowded close together.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Insectes, mille-pattes, araignées et scorpions
CONT

Sur les côtés de la tête sont deux vastes calottes luisantes : les yeux composés ou à facettes [...] formant un réseau de minuscules polygones juxtaposés, représentant plusieurs centaines de petits yeux élémentaires ou ommatidies [...]

Spanish

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Record 3 2017-04-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Paleontology
OBS

[A holochroal eye is a] Compound eye consisting of numerous adjoining planoconvex or biconvex lenses, covered by a continuous cornea ... [It is one of two types of eyes present among trilobites.]

French

Domaine(s)
  • Paléontologie
CONT

[Chez un Trilobite] «L'œil holochroal» [...] comprend un nombre variable de lentilles [...] de forme hexagonale, exceptionnellement carrées [...] Elles sont recouvertes par une cuticule lisse, peu épaisse.

Spanish

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