1878, in the meaning defined above
borrowed from German Rhabdom, borrowed from Late Greek rhábdōma "bundle of rods," from Greek rhábdos "rod, wand" + -ōma -ome — more at rhabdo-
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“Rhabdom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhabdom. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.
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