noun combining form -oph·thal·mus \ˌäfˈthalməs, ÷ˌäpˈth-\

Definition of -ophthalmus

  1. 1 :  one having a (specified) kind of eye —in generic names usually of arthropods Megophthalmus

  2. 2 plural -es :  eyes of a (specified) form or in a (specified state megalophthalmus

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Origin and Etymology of -ophthalmus

New Latin, from Greek -opthalmos, from ophthalmos eye — more at ophthalmia

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