Definition of Rhabdom

1. n. One of numerous minute rodlike structures formed of two or more cells situated behind the retinulæ in the compound eyes of insects, etc. See Illust. under Ommatidium.



Definition of Rhabdom

1. Noun. Any of the rods that support each ommatidium in the compound eye of arthropods ¹

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Definition of Rhabdom

1. a rodlike structure in the retinula [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rhabdom

1. One of numerous minute rodlike structures formed of two or more cells situated behind the retinulae in the compound eyes of insects, etc. Origin: Gr. A bundle of rods, fr. "rabdos a rod. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhabdom

rhabditiform larva
rhabditoidea
rhabdo-
rhabdocoela
rhabdocoele
rhabdocoeles
rhabdocoelous
rhabdocyte
rhabdoid
rhabdoid tumour
rhabdoidal
rhabdoids
rhabdolith
rhabdoliths
rhabdology
rhabdom (current term)
rhabdomal
rhabdomancer
rhabdomancers
rhabdomancies
rhabdomancy
rhabdomantist
rhabdomantists
rhabdome
rhabdomere
rhabdomeres
rhabdomeric
rhabdomes
rhabdoms
rhabdomylolysis

Literary usage of Rhabdom

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"In cross sections, this pigment is seen to extend up close to each rhabdom, filling the spaces between its seven points (Fig. 8. ..."

2. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1890)
"14), the rhabdom becomes indented, and shows obvious traces of its orgin from six rhabdomeres. Lower down still (fig. 15) the six rhabdomeres diverge from ..."

3. On the Senses, Instincts, and Intelligence of Animals: With Special by John Lubbock (1889)
"Lf, Cornea; n, nucleus of Semper; Kk, crystalline cone ; Pg, Pg1, pigment cells; Bl, retinula; Rm, rhabdom 150 103. Eyelet of cockroach. ..."

4. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1891)
"The central axis is a tubular rod called the rhabdom. The 5 cells of the retinula contain pigment in the immediate neighbourhood of the ..."

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