Definition of ommatophore in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒmətəfɔː/


A part of an invertebrate animal, especially a tentacle, which bears an eye.
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  • 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.


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

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