n. [Gr. basis, base; ophthalmos, eye]
(ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
The proximal segment of the eyestalk, that articulates with the distal segment (podophthalmite) bearing the corneal surface of the eye.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • basiophthalmite — Proximal segment of eyestalk, articulating with distal segment (podophthalmite) which bears corneal surface of eye [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Proximal segment of eyestalk, articulating with distal segment (podopthalmite) bearing corneal surface …   Crustacea glossary

  • basiophthalmite — ba·si·ophthalmite …   English syllables

  • basiophthalmite — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ocular peduncle — See: eyestalk [Martin, 2005]. Eyestalk [Williams, 1984]. Peduncle movably articulated with cephalon, with compound eye at distal end, sometimes with two or three segments, sometimes retractable. (Syn. eyestalk) [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order… …   Crustacea glossary

  • podophthalmite — One of two segments of eyestalk (when segmented), bearing cornea [McLaughlin, 1980]. One of two segments of eyestalk, articulating with basophthalmite proximally and bearing corneal surface of eye distally [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. (Order… …   Crustacea glossary

  • basiophthalmous — adjective see basiophthalmite …   Useful english dictionary

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