rhabdom

noun rhab·dom \ ˈrab-ˌdäm , -dəm \
variants: or rhabdome play \-ˌdōm\

Definition of rhabdom

:one of the minute rodlike structures in the retinulae in the compound eyes of arthropods

Origin and Etymology of rhabdom

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


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