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eyestalk

[ ahy-stawk ]

noun

, Zoology.
  1. the stalk or peduncle upon which the eye is borne in lobsters, shrimps, etc.


eyestalk

/ ˈaɪˌstɔːk /

noun

  1. a movable stalk bearing a compound eye at its tip: occurs in crustaceans and some molluscs


eyestalk

/ īstôk′ /

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of eyestalk1

First recorded in 1850–55; eye + stalk 1
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Example Sentences

Once stretched, the skinny eyestalks darken and harden, keeping the eyes stuck out like selfie sticks for the rest of the fly’s life.

Arthurs eyestalk cowered back into the suitcase as she came close.

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