Stylommatophora

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Stylommatophora (Zoöl) A division of Pulmonata in which the eyes are situated at the tips of the tentacles. It includes the common land snails and slugs. See Illust. under Snail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stylommatophora A suborder or other prime division of pulmonate gastropods, having the eyes borne on the ends of the tentacles: opposed to Basommatophora. It includes the terrestrial pulmonates, as land-snails and slugs. Geophila and Nephropneusta are synonyms.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. column + eye + fe`rein to bear