-ophthalma

noun plural combining form

-oph·​thal·​ma
ˌäfˈthalmə,
÷ˌäpˈth-
variants or -ophthalmia
-mēə
: ones having a (specified) eye
used in higher taxa especially of arthropods
Edriophthalma
Podophthalmia

Word History

Etymology

-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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“-ophthalma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ophthalma. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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