Definition of eyestalk in English:


Line breaks: eye|stalk
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪstɔːk/


  • A movable stalk that bears an eye near its tip, especially in crabs, shrimps, and related crustaceans, and in some molluscs.
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    • Ablation of one eyestalk is generally practised in all commercial prawn hatcheries to induce gonad matura-tion and spawning.
    • We also report the presence of eyestalk attachments in both Achoania and Psarolepis.

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