podophthalmia definition

  • noun-plural:
    • The stalk-eyed Crustacea, -- an order of Crustacea getting the eyes supported on movable stalks. It includes the crabs, lobsters, and prawns. Known as additionally Podophthalmata, and Decapoda.
  • others:
    • A division of malacostracous Crustacea, getting the eyes borne upon movable eye-stalks or opnthalmites, additionally the cephalothorax creating a carapace; the stalk-eyed crustaceans: distinguished from Edriophthalmia.

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