\(ˈ)häl, (ˈ)hōl+\ adjective
Etymology: hol- + optic
of a two-winged fly : having the compound eyes contiguous in front — compare dichoptic

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holopˈtic adjective
Having the eyes meeting in front
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Main Entry:holo-

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