rhabdite

noun
rhab·dite | \ ˈrabˌdīt \
plural -s

Definition of rhabdite 

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

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History and Etymology for rhabdite

rhabd- + -ite

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