Definition of ommatophore in English:

ommatophore

noun

Zoology
  • A part of an invertebrate animal, especially a stalk or tentacle, that bears an eye.

    • ‘Most of the sensory cells found in the chemoreceptor of the ommatophore of Helix pomatia are typical bipolar cells.’
    • ‘The high-frequency volley of impulses evoked by intracellular stimulation of this neuron leads to contraction of the ipsilateral ommatophore retractor; the intensity of this contraction depends on the discharge frequency.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek omma, ommat- eye + -phore.

Pronunciation:

ommatophore

/əˈmadəˌfôr/