-ophthalma

noun plural combining form -oph·thal·ma \ˌäfˈthalmə, ÷ˌäpˈth-\
variants: or

-ophthalmia

\-mēə\

Definition of -ophthalma

  1. :  ones having a (specified) eye —used in higher taxa especially of arthropods Edriophthalma Podophthalmia

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Origin and Etymology of -ophthalma

-ophthalma, New Latin, from Greek, neuter plural of adjective combining form -ophthalmos having a (specified) eye, from ophthalmos; -ophthalmia, New Latin, from Greek ophthalmos + New Latin -ia


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