noun An·oph·thal·mus \"\

Definition of Anophthalmus

  1. :  a genus of blind cave-inhabiting beetles (family Carabidae) of North America

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Origin and Etymology of anophthalmus

New Latin, from Middle Greek anophthalmos without eyes, from Greek an- an- + ophthalmos eye — more at ophthalmia

First Known Use: 1847

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to cast off or become cast off

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