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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History and Etymology for prostemmatic

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

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“Prostemmatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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