edriophthalma definition

  • noun-plural:
    • a small grouping of Crustacea when the eyes are without stalks; the Arthrostraca.
    • a team of Crustacea when the eyes tend to be without stalks; the Arthrostraca.
  • others:
    • The sessile-eyed crustaceans; one of the two great divisions regarding the greater (malacostracous as distinguished from entomostracous) Crustacea, having fixed sessile eyes maybe not borne upon a movable stalk, as with the Podophthalma (which see), no solid carapace or cephalothorax, your head, thorax, and stomach distinct, plus the thorax segmented like abdomen.
    • In conchology, a tribe of gastropods obtaining the eyes in the external side of the root of the tentacles. It offers most of the proboscis-bearing kinds.
    • The sessile-eyed crustaceans; among two great divisions regarding the greater (malacostracous as distinguished from entomostracous) Crustacea, having fixed sessile eyes not borne upon a movable stalk, as with the Podophthalma (which see), no solid carapace or cephalothorax, the top, thorax, and abdomen distinct, and the thorax segmented such as the stomach.
    • In conchology, a tribe of gastropods having the eyes on exterior region of the base of the tentacles. It includes all the proboscis-bearing types.

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