rhabdite

noun rhab·dite \ˈrabˌdīt\

Definition of rhabdite

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  one of the minute, smooth, rodlike or fusiform structures produced in the cells of the epidermis or in cells sunk within the underlying parenchyma of many turbellarians and a few trematodes and discharged in great numbers in the mucous secretions of these animals

  2. 2 :  one of the paired appendages that unite to form the ovipositor in some insects

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Origin and Etymology of rhabdite

rhabd- + -ite


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