Meaning of “simple eye” in the English Dictionary

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"simple eye" in British English

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simple eyenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɪm.pəl ˈaɪ/ us /ˌsɪm.pəl ˈaɪ/ specialized

a basic type of eye consisting of a group of cells that are sensitive to light, or having only one lens, as found in some insects


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