ommatophore

[ uh-mat-uh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ əˈmæt əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /

noun Zoology.

a tentacle or movable stalk bearing an eye, as in certain snails.

Origin of ommatophore

1875–80; < Greek ommat- eye (see ommateum) + -o- + -phore

Related forms

om·ma·toph·or·ous [om-uh-tof-er-uh s] /ˌɒm əˈtɒf ər əs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ommatophore

ommatophore

/ (ɒˈmætəˌfɔː) /

noun

zoology a movable stalk or tentacle bearing an eye, occurring in lower animals such as crabs and snails

Derived Forms

ommatophorous (ˌɒməˈtɒfərəs), adjective

Word Origin for ommatophore

C19: from Greek omma eye + -phore
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