One of two segments of eyestalk (when segmented), bearing cornea [McLaughlin, 1980].
One of two segments of eyestalk, articulating with basophthalmite proximally and bearing corneal surface of eye distally [Moore and McCormick, 1969].
(Order Decapoda):
Distal of typically two segments (basiophthalmite, podophthalmite) of eyestalk (ocular peduncle); bears cornea [Stachowitsch, 1992].

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  • Podophthalmite — Pod oph*thal mite, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The eyestalk of a crustacean. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • podophthalmite — n. [Gr. pous, foot; ophthalmos, eye] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) In segmented eyestalks, one of 2 segments bearing the cornea …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • podophthalmite — pod·ophthalmite …   English syllables

  • podophthalmite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • basiophthalmite — Proximal segment of eyestalk, articulating with distal segment (podophthalmite) which bears corneal surface of eye [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Proximal segment of eyestalk, articulating with distal segment (podopthalmite) bearing corneal surface …   Crustacea glossary

  • basiophthalmite — n. [Gr. basis, base; ophthalmos, eye] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The proximal segment of the eyestalk, that articulates with the distal segment (podophthalmite) bearing the corneal surface of the eye …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ocular peduncle — See: eyestalk [Martin, 2005]. Eyestalk [Williams, 1984]. Peduncle movably articulated with cephalon, with compound eye at distal end, sometimes with two or three segments, sometimes retractable. (Syn. eyestalk) [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order… …   Crustacea glossary

  • podophthalmitic — adjective see podophthalmite …   Useful english dictionary

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