oculus definition

  • noun:
    • Architecture An eyelike orifice or decoration, specially:
    • A round window.
    • A circular orifice at the apex of a dome.
    • A window or any other opening which have an oval or circular form (since a watch).
    • a watch.
    • A round screen, often a tiny one.
    • A leaf bud.
    • In anatomy, the eye; an eye fixed; specifically, a compound eye.
    • In botany, an eye fixed; a leaf-bud.
    • A European plant, Inula Oculus-Christi, having astringent properties.
    • In design, a circular window, generally a little one without tracery or other special subdivision; additionally an opening on summit of a dome-shaped vault.
    • the organ of picture

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