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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Wolken (1958) first described the rhabdome of the eyes of Octopus and Sepia as being formed from the radial arrangement of 4 retinula cells, which are separated from each other by pigment cells.
Rhabdome formation during development is a more gradual process than the daily renewal.
The rhabdomes and supporting cells cover much of the internal surface of the eye; but, near to the cornea, the rhabdomes are absent.