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rhabdom

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noun rhab·dom \ˈrab-ˌdäm, -dəm\

Definition of rhabdom

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



Variants of rhabdom

or rhab·dome play \-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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