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- adj. Widely separated near the top of the head
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the eyes distinctly separated, not joined together above, as with many insects. Opposed to *holoptic.
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Holoptic: Diptera in which the eyes of male are contiguous between vertex and antennae: see dichoptic.