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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

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rhabdome

play \-ˌdōm\

Origin and Etymology of rhabdom

New Latin, from Late Greek rhabdōma bundle of rods, from Greek rhabdos rod


First Known Use: 1878

Rhymes with rhabdom

A-bomb, aplomb, ashram, bee balm, buzz bomb, car bomb, Ceram, cheongsam, coulomb, Coulomb, dive-bomb, dot-com, EPROM, firebomb, grande dame, H-bomb, imam, Islam, Long Tom, napalm, nizam, noncom, oil palm, phenom, pogrom, pom-pom, réclame, salaam, sitcom, skip bomb, Songnam, stink bomb, tam-tam, therefrom, time bomb, tom-tom, wax palm, wherefrom, wigwam


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