-oph·thal·ma | \ ˌäfˈthalmə , ÷ˌäpˈth- \
variants: or -ophthalmia \-mēə \

Definition of -ophthalma 

: ones having a (specified) eye used in higher taxa especially of arthropods EdriophthalmaPodophthalmia

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History and Etymology for -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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occurring twice a year or every two years

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