rhab·​do·​coele ˈrab-də-ˌsēl How to pronounce rhabdocoele (audio)
: a turbellarian worm (order Rhabdocoela) with an unbranched intestine

Word History


borrowed from New Latin Rhabdocoela, order name, from rhabdo- rhabdo- + -coela -coele

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhabdocoele was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Rhabdocoele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhabdocoele. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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