edriophthalmous love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sessile-eyed, as a crustacean; specifically, pertaining to or having the characters of the Edriophthalma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the Edriophthalma.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective zoology Pertaining to the Edriophthalma, a former classification of peracarids.


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Edriophthalma +‎ -ous


  • As I say, I had only just returned from Java with a valuable collection of undescribed isopods -- an order of edriophthalmous crustaceans with seven free thoracic somites furnished with fourteen legs -- and I beg my reader's pardon, but my reader will see the necessity for the author's absolute accuracy in insisting on detail, because the story that follows is a dangerous story for a scientist to tell, in view of the vast amount of nonsense and fiction in circulation masquerading as stories of scientific adventure.

    In Search of the Unknown


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