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eyestalk Syllabification: eye·stalk
Pronunciation: /ˈīˌstôk/

Definition of eyestalk in English:


A movable stalk that bears an eye near its tip, especially in crabs, shrimps, and related crustaceans, and in some mollusks.
Example sentences
  • 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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