Meaning of “compound eye” in the English Dictionary

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"compound eye" in British English

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compound eyenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒm.paʊnd ˈaɪ/ us /ˌkɑːm.paʊnd ˈaɪ/ specialized

an eye made of a large number of parts, each with a separate lens, as found in insects

(Definition of “compound eye” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)