noun rhab·dom \ˈrab-ˌdäm, -dəm\

Definition of RHABDOM

:  one of the minute rodlike structures in the retinulae in the compound eyes of arthropods

Variants of RHABDOM

rhab·dom or rhab·dome \-ˌdōm\

Origin of RHABDOM

New Latin, from Late Greek rhabdōma bundle of rods, from Greek rhabdos rod
First Known Use: 1878


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