Definition of rhabdomere in English:

rhabdomere

noun

Zoology
  • In the eyes of various invertebrates: a regular array of microvilli along the margin of a retinula cell that forms part of the light-sensitive apparatus and, in some compound eyes, is united with those of adjacent cells to form a rhabdom.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science. From rhabdo- + -mere.

Pronunciation

rhabdomere

/ˈrabdə(ʊ)mɪə/