rhabdom

[ rab-duh m, -dom ]
/ ˈræb dəm, -dɒm /
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noun Anatomy, Zoology.

any of various rod-shaped structures.
the rod-shaped portion of an arthropod ommatidium.

Nearby words

  1. rha,
  2. rhabditis,
  3. rhabdo-,
  4. rhabdocoele,
  5. rhabdoid,
  6. rhabdomal,
  7. rhabdomancy,
  8. rhabdomyoblast,
  9. rhabdomyolysis,
  10. rhabdomyoma

Also rhab·dome [rab-dohm] /ˈræb doʊm/.

Origin of rhabdom

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

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

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