prostemmatic

adjective pro·stem·mat·ic \ ¦prōˌste¦matik \
variants: or less commonly prostemmate \prōˈsteˌmāt\

Definition of prostemmatic

: of, relating to, or constituting a minute sense organ in front of the eyes of a springtail

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Origin and Etymology of prostemmatic

prostemmatic from 1pro- + New Latin stemmat-, stemma one of the simple eyes of an insect, ocellus + English -ic; prostemmate from 1pro- + -stemmate (from New Latin stemmat-, stemma)


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