ommatidium

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Etymology[edit]

From the stem form of Ancient Greek ὄμμα (ómma, eye) + -idium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɒməˈtɪdɪəm/

Noun[edit]

ommatidium (plural ommatidia)

  1. (zoology) One of the conical substructures which make up the eyes of invertebrates.
    • 1996: the ‘compound’ eyes of insects [...] are made up of large numbers of facets or ommatidia, and in this sense, our own eyes are ‘simple’. — Michael J. Roberts, Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe (Collins 1996, p. 12)

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Noun[edit]

ommatidium n (genitive ommatidiī); second declension

  1. ommatidium

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative ommatidium ommatidia
genitive ommatidiī ommatidiōrum
dative ommatidiō ommatidiīs
accusative ommatidium ommatidia
ablative ommatidiō ommatidiīs
vocative ommatidium ommatidia