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ommatophore

[ uh-mat-uh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ əˈmæt əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /
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noun Zoology.
a tentacle or movable stalk bearing an eye, as in certain snails.
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Origin of ommatophore

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ommatophore

om·ma·toph·or·ous [om-uh-tof-er-uhs], /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 of ommatophore

ommatophorous (ˌɒməˈtɒfərəs), adjective

Word Origin for ommatophore

C19: from Greek omma eye + -phore
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