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adjective Anatomy.
  1. having the eyes located on pedicels, as some crustaceans and dipterans.
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Origin of stalk-eyed

First recorded in 1850–55
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Historical Examples

  • The stalk-eyed Crustacea are known to most readers through the fascinating volume of Mr. Bell.

    The Philosophy of Natural Theology

    William Jackson

  • According to Sars, the Sympoda (or Cumaceans), in spite of their sessile eyes, have closer affinities with the stalk-eyed orders.