rhabdoid

1 of 3

adjective

rhab·​doid
ˈrabˌdȯid
1
: shaped like a rod
2

rhabdoid

2 of 3

noun (1)

"
plural -s
: a rhabdite or similar body in the integument of a flatworm

rhabdoid

3 of 3

noun (2)

"
plural -s
: a rod-shaped protoplasmic body in the sensitive cells of leaves of various plants of the family Droseraceae
rhabdoidal
(ˈ)rab¦dȯidᵊl
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

New Latin rhabdoides, from Greek rhabdoeidēs like a rod, striped, from rhabd- + -oeidēs -oid

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“Rhabdoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhabdoid. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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