Stylommatophora

plural noun

Sty·​lom·​ma·​toph·​o·​ra
stīˌläməˈtäfərə
: 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
(¦)⸗¦⸗⸗¦⸗f(ə)rəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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