Word Wednesday

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This week’s word is OMMATIDIUM.

It means one of the facets of an insect’s eye. Insects like dragonflies and moths have these and they can have many of them. Each sends a message to the insect’s brain and they work together for the vision of the creature, making images for it. They are hexagons and are longer than they are wide.

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