holochroal


holochroal
adj. [Gr. holos, whole; chroa, body surface]
(ARTHROPODA)
Refers to a compound eye with narrow facets and polygonal lenses, as in most crustacean and insect eyes; see schizochroal.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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