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rhabdom

[rab-duh m, -dom] /ˈræb dəm, -dɒm/
noun, Anatomy, Zoology
1.
any of various rod-shaped structures.
2.
the rod-shaped portion of an arthropod ommatidium.
Also, rhabdome
[rab-dohm] /ˈræb doʊm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Late Greek rhábdōma bundle of rods; see rhabdo-, -oma
Related forms
rhabdomal
[rab-doh-muh l, rab-duh-muh l] /ræbˈdoʊ məl, ˈræb də məl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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