rhab·​do·​mere ˈrab-də-ˌmir How to pronounce rhabdomere (audio)
: a division of a rhabdom

Word History


rhabdo- + -mere

Note: The term was introduced by E. Ray Lankester and A.G. Bourne in "The Minute Structure of the Lateral and of the Central Eyes of Scorpio and of Limulus," Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, vol. 23 (1883), new series, p. 183.

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhabdomere was in 1883

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“Rhabdomere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhabdomere. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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