rhabdome

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rhabdome

[′rab‚dōm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The central translucent cylinder in the retinula of a compound eye.
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These inclusions seem to be concentrated in the background of the eye and may represent a tapetum (corroborating Shear's observation 1993a, b) and thus correspond to the peculiar positioned proximal, open rhabdom of the retina (see above).