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ommateum

[om-uh-tee-uh m] /ˌɒm əˈti əm/
noun, plural ommatea
[om-uh-tee-uh] /ˌɒm əˈti ə/ (Show IPA).
Zoology.
Origin of ommateum
1880-1885
1880-85; < New Latin < Greek ommat- (stem of ómma) eye + New Latin -eum noun suffix
Related forms
ommateal, adjective
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