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ommatophore

[uh-mat-uh-fawr, -fohr] /əˈmæt əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/
noun, Zoology
1.
a tentacle or movable stalk bearing an eye, as in certain snails.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek ommat- eye (see ommateum) + -o- + -phore
Related forms
ommatophorous
[om-uh-tof-er-uh s] /ˌɒm əˈtɒf ər əs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ommatophorous

ommatophore

/ɒˈmætəˌfɔː/
noun
1.
(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
C19: from Greek omma eye + -phore
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