ophthalmite definition

  • noun:
    • An eyestalk.
    • An eyestalk; the organ which bears the compound eyes of decapod Crustacea.
    • In Crustacea, an ophthalmic peduncle; the movable stems or stalks where tend to be borne the eyes of the stalk-eyed or podophthalmous crustaceans, as a crab or lobster.

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