Definition of ommatin in US English:

ommatin

(also ommatine)

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of the group of ommochromes characterized by weaker colours, lower stability to alkalis, and lower molecular weights than ommins.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Biological Abstracts. From German Ommatin from ancient Greek ὄμματ-, ὄμμα eye + German -in.

Pronunciation

ommatin

/ˈɒmətɪn/