pineal eye

pineal eye
/pɪniəl ˈaɪ/ (say pineeuhl 'uy)

noun
one of two light-receptor organs arising from the mid-brain (the other being the parietal eye), well-developed in lampreys and some lizards.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • pineal apparatus — 1. a median outgrowth of the roof of the diencephalon in vertebrates that in some develops into the pineal eye and in others into the pineal gland. 2. See parietal eye. * * * …   Universalium

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