from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A movable stalk ending with an eye, as found in certain snails.

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  • n. An eyestalk

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Mollusca, an eye-stalk; any part, as a tentacle, bearing an eye or organ of vision. The horns of various snails are examples. The ommatophores of crustaceans are called ophthalmites.


Greek omma, ommat-, eye; + -phore.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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