ocular vesicle n.
Either of the paired evaginations of the forebrain of the embryo from which the sensory and pigment layers of the retina of the eye develop. Also called optic vesicle.
/ˈɒkjʊˌleɪt/ adjective (zoology) 1. possessing eyes 2. relating to or resembling eyes: oculate markings
[ok-yuh-luh s] /ˈɒk yə ləs/ noun, plural oculi [ok-yuh-lahy] /ˈɒk yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. an eye. 2. Architecture. a circular opening, especially one at the apex of a dome. 3. Archaeology. a design representing an eye, as on funerary pottery found in megalithic tombs of Europe. “an eye,” plural oculi, 1857, from Latin oculus “an […]
[ok-yuh-list] /ˈɒk yə lɪst/ noun, (formerly) 1. . 2. . /ˈɒkjʊlɪst/ noun 1. (med) a former term for ophthalmologist n. “eye doctor,” 1610s, from French oculiste (16c.), from Latin oculus “an eye” (see eye (n.)). oculist oc·u·list (ŏk’yə-lĭst) n.
1. a combining form meaning “eye,” “ocular,” used in the formation of compound words: oculomotor. combining form 1. indicating the eye: oculomotor oculo- pref. Eye; ocular: oculomotor.