Stylommatophora

plural noun Sty·lom·ma·toph·o·ra \stīˌläməˈtäfərə\

Definition of Stylommatophora

  1. :  a suborder of Pulmonata comprising gastropods with the eyes situated at the tips of retractile tentacles and including the common land snails and slugs

stylommatophorous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of stylommatophora

New Latin, from 1styl- + Greek ommat-, omma eye + New Latin -o- + -phora; akin to Greek ōps eye — more at eye


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