Stalk-eyed
Stalk-eyed Stalk"-eyed` (st[add]k"[imac]d`), a. (Zo["o]l.) Having the eyes raised on a stalk, or peduncle; -- opposed to {sessile-eyed}. Said especially of podophthalmous crustaceans. [1913 Webster]

{Stalk-eyed crustaceans}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Podophthalmia}. [1913 Webster]


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  • stalk-eyed — [stôk′īd΄] adj. having eyes on short, movable stalks, as crabs do …   English World dictionary

  • stalk-eyed — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : having the eyes raised on a stalk used chiefly of crustaceans * * * /stawk uyd /, adj. Anat. having the eyes located on pedicels, as some crustaceans and dipterans. [1850 55] * * * stalkˈ eyed adjective Having the eyes on… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stalk-eyed — /stawk uyd /, adj. Anat. having the eyes located on pedicels, as some crustaceans and dipterans. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Stalk-eyed fly — Stalk eyed flies A diopsid from Cameroon Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Stalk-eyed crustaceans — Stalk eyed Stalk eyed (st[add]k [imac]d ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having the eyes raised on a stalk, or peduncle; opposed to {sessile eyed}. Said especially of podophthalmous crustaceans. [1913 Webster] {Stalk eyed crustaceans}. (Zo[ o]l.) See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stalk-eyed mud crab — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: C …   Wikipedia

  • stalk-eyed fly — ▪ insect       any member of a family of unusual looking flies (order Diptera) that have their eyes mounted on long stalks near the antennae. This arrangement, although advantageous to vision, is an aerodynamic handicap.       The adults of the… …   Universalium

  • stalk-eyed fly — noun : a two winged fly of Diopsis or related genera that has the eyes on the ends of stalks …   Useful english dictionary

  • stalk — 1. n. 1 the main stem of a herbaceous plant. 2 the slender attachment or support of a leaf, flower, fruit, etc. 3 a similar support for an organ etc. in an animal. 4 a slender support or linking shaft in a machine, object, etc., e.g. the stem of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sessile-eyed — Ses sile eyed , a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having eyes which are not elevated on a stalk; opposed to {stalk eyed}. [1913 Webster] {Sessile eyed Crustacea}, the Arthrostraca. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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