an arthropod eye subdivided into many individual, light-receptive elements, each including a lens, a transmitting apparatus, and retinal cells.
the convex eye of insects and some crustaceans, consisting of numerous separate light-sensitive units (ommatidia) See also ocellus
An eye consisting of hundreds or thousands of tiny light-sensitive parts (called ommatidia), with each part serving to focus light on the retina to create a portion of an image. Most insects and some crustaceans have compound eyes.
- Compound fault
noun 1. (geology) a series of closely spaced faults
- Compound flap
compound flap n. See composite flap.
noun 1. the flower head of a composite plant. noun 1. a flower head made up of many small flowers appearing as a single bloom, as in the daisy
noun, Mathematics. 1. . noun 1. another name for complex fraction
noun 1. a fracture in which the broken bone is exposed through a wound in the skin. noun 1. a fracture in which the broken bone either pierces the skin or communicates with an open wound compound fracture n. See open fracture.