rhabdom

[ rab-duh m, -dom ]
/ ˈræb dəm, -dɒm /

noun Anatomy, Zoology.

any of various rod-shaped structures.
the rod-shaped portion of an arthropod ommatidium.
Also rhab·dome [rab-dohm] /ˈræb doʊm/.

Origin of rhabdom

1875–80; < Late Greek rhábdōma bundle of rods; see rhabdo-, -oma

Related forms

rhab·do·mal [rab-doh-muh l, rab-duh-muh l] /ræbˈdoʊ məl, ˈræb də məl/, adjective
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