Ommatidium sentence example

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  • The lateral eyes of Scorpio consist of groups of separate small lenses each with its ommatidium, but they do not form a continuous compound eye as in Limulus.
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  • Each such unit is termed an "ommatidium."
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  • The ommatidium (soft structure beneath the lens-unit of a compound eye) is very simple in both Scorpio and Limulus.
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  • The cells of tl ommatidium are a good deal larger than the neighbouring common cells of the epidermis.
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  • Each such complex of cells underlying the lenticle of a compound eye is called an " ommatidium "; the entire mass of cells underlying a monomeniscous eye is an " ommataeum."
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  • The ommataeum, as already stated, tends to segregate into retinulae which correspond potentially each to an ommatidium of the compound eye.
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  • The ommatidium is from the first segregate and consists of few cells.
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  • One single, complete eye, situated in a compound eye, is called an ommatidium.
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