Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sensory structure capable of light reception, located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles. Also called pineal eye.

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  • n. A personal source of psychic visions and clairvoyance according to certain New Age beliefs.

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  • n. a sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles

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Examples

  • It was a wicked-looking blue chicken with a third eye bursting through its forehead—a chicken with twelve claws, all of which clutched instruments of death: daggers, swords, deep-fry baskets, meat tenderizers, and a snickersnee.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • It is believed that the third eye insures the “debil-debil” against all possible surprises, thus preserving the mystery of identity.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

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