A light sensing organ composed of ommatidia. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_eye http://flybase.org/reports/gg.html ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, organ_slim

definition
  • A light sensing organ composed of ommatidia.
has related synonym
  • adult compound eye
  • Komplexauge
  • zusammengesetztes Auge
  • faceted eye
  • Facettenauge
  • insect eye
id
  • UBERON:0000018
see also
  • https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/457
taxon notes
  • The term compound eye is sometimes used for the multi-unit eyes of annelids, bivalves, echinoderms. We follow Richter et al and restrict this class to the arthropod structure for these structures