plural noun
Ed·​ri·​oph·​thal·​ma | \ ˌedrēˌäfˈthalmə\

Definition of Edriophthalma

in some classifications
: a superorder of Malacostraca that includes forms with sessile eyes and is coextensive with the orders Isopoda and Amphipoda — compare arthrostraca

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Other Words from Edriophthalma

edriophthalmatous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗¦⸗mətəs \ or edriophthalmous \ -​məs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Edriophthalma

New Latin, from edri- (from Greek hedraios) + -ophthalma

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