plural noun
Pod·​oph·​thal·​mia | \ -mēə \

Definition of Podophthalmia

1 in some classifications : a group comprising the stalk-eyed crustaceans
2 in former classifications : a division of Malacostraca comprising forms with the eyes supported on movable stalks and coextensive with the Phyllocarida, Euphausiacea, Mysidacea, Decapoda, and Stomatopoda

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Other Words from Podophthalmia

podophthalmian \ ¦⸗ˌ⸗¦⸗mēən \ adjective or noun
podophthalmic \ -​mik \ adjective
podophthalmous \ -​məs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Podophthalmia

New Latin, from pod- + -ophthalmia

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“Podophthalmia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Podophthalmia. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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