Meaning of ommatophore in English:

ommatophore

Pronunciation /ˈɒmətəfɔː/

noun

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