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eyestalk

[ ahy-stawk ]
/ ˈaɪˌstɔk /
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noun Zoology.
the stalk or peduncle upon which the eye is borne in lobsters, shrimps, etc.
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Origin of eyestalk

First recorded in 1850–55; eye + stalk1
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British Dictionary definitions for eyestalk

eyestalk
/ (ˈaɪˌstɔːk) /

noun
a movable stalk bearing a compound eye at its tip: occurs in crustaceans and some molluscs
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Scientific definitions for eyestalk

eyestalk
[ īstôk′ ]

A movable stalk having a compound eye on its tip, found on crabs, lobsters, and other crustaceans.
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