rhabdom
or rhabdome noun Etymology: New Latin, from Late Greek rhabdōma bundle of rods, from Greek rhabdos rod Date: 1878 one of the minute rodlike structures in the retinulae in the compound eyes of arthropods

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  • Rhabdom — Rhab dom (r[a^]b d[o^]m), n. [Gr. ra bdwma a bundle of rods, fr. ra bdos a rod.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of numerous minute rodlike structures formed of two or more cells situated behind the retinul[ae] in the compound eyes of insects, etc. See Illust.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhabdom — ⇒ Ommatidium …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • rhabdom — rhabdomal /rab doh meuhl, rab deuh meuhl/, adj. /rab deuhm, dom/, n. Anat., Zool. 1. any of various rod shaped structures. 2. the rod shaped portion of an arthropod ommatidium. Also, rhabdome /rab dohm/. [1875 80; < LGk rhábdoma bundle of rods;… …   Universalium

  • Rhabdom — Rhabdoms are transparent rods, found in the center of each ommatidium in the compound eye of arthropods. These rods are constructed from the eight photoreceptor cells in the ommatidium. Each photocell is long and thin. They pack their area of the …   Wikipedia

  • Rhabdom — Das Rhabdom (von griech. rhabdos = „Rute, Stab“) ist der lichtleitende Achsstab innerhalb eines Ommatidiums des Komplexauges, oder eines Punktauges (Ocellus) eines Gliederfüßers. Es wird durch die 5 bis 9 Mikrovillisäume der Retinulazellen, auch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rhabdom — Rhab|dom 〈n. 11〉 stabförmiges Organ in den Sehzellen von Komplexaugen [zu grch. rhabdos „Stab“] * * * Rhab|dom, das; s, e [zu griech. rhábdos = Stab, Rute] (Anat.): ↑ Stäbchen (3) u. ↑ Zapfen (6) in der Netzhaut des Auges. * * * Rhabdo …   Universal-Lexikon

  • rhabdom — n. [Gr. rhabdos, rod] (ARTHROPODA) A rodlike light sensitive structure formed by rhabdomeres in the ommatidium of a compound eye …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rhabdom — noun Any of the rods that support each ommatidium in the compound eye of arthropods …   Wiktionary

  • Rhabdom — Rhab|dom 〈n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: e; Zool.〉 stabförmiges Organ in den Sehzellen von Facettenaugen [Etym.: <grch. rhabdos »Stab«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Rhabdom — Rhabdo̱m [zu gr. ϱ̔αβδος = Rute, Gerte, Stab] s; s, e: allg. Bez. für die Stäbchen und Zapfen in der Netzhaut des Auges …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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