Meaning of eyespot

eye•spot

Pronunciation: (ī'spot"), [key]
— n.
  1. a sensory organ of lower animals, having a light-perceiving function.
  2. an eyelike spot, as on the tail of a peacock; eye.
  3. a disease of plants, characterized by elliptical lesions on the leaves and stems, stunting of growth, and rotting, caused by any of several fungi.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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