Definition of rhabdom in English:
A translucent cylinder forming part of the light-sensitive receptor in the eye of an arthropod.
- Postlarvae settling at the vents have reasonably normal ommatidia, with layered rhabdoms, standard crystalline cones, and faceted external corneas reflective of the zoeal apposition eye.
- The receptors have long fused rhabdoms and are surrounded by a tracheal tapetum.
- Thus, in some parts of the retina the larval rhabdoms are incorporated into the receptor array.
late 19th century: from late Greek rhabdōma, from rhabdos 'rod'.
Definition of rhabdom in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India