Stylommatophora

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

Definition of Stylommatophora

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

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Other Words from Stylommatophora

stylommatophorous \ (¦)⸗¦⸗⸗¦⸗f(ə)rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Stylommatophora

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

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“Stylommatophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stylommatophora. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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