optomotor etymology

English word optomotor comes from English motor, English opto- (Eye, vision, light.)

Detailed word origin of optomotor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
motor English (eng) (dated) To make a journey by motor vehicle; to drive.. (informal) To move at a brisk pace.. (slang) To leave. (Christianity, archaic, poetic) The controller or prime mover of the universe; God.. (colloquial) A motor car, or automobile.. (figuratively) A source of power for something, an inspiration, a driving force.. A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical [...]
opto- English (eng) Eye, vision, light.
optomotor English (eng) Describing movement of the eye, head or body (especially of insects) that steadies the field of vision.

Words with the same origin as optomotor

Descendants of motor
motel
Descendants of opto-
optoacoustic optochemical optocoupler optoelectric optoelectronic optogalvanic optogenetic optogram optoisolated optoisolator optokinesis optokinetic optology optomagnonic optomechanics optometrically optometrist optometry optophobia optophone optoporation optospintronics optotype optotypic