rhabdom

[rab-duhm, -dom]
noun Anatomy, Zoology.
1.
any of various rod-shaped structures.
2.
the rod-shaped portion of an arthropod ommatidium.
Also, rhabdome [rab-dohm] .


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

rhabdomal [rab-doh-muhl, rab-duh-muhl] , adjective
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