Definition of rod cell in English:

rod cell


  • 1rare Any of various kinds of cell with a rod-like shape or constituent, or forming part of a rod-shaped organ or structure; (in flatworms) a cell which secretes rhabdoids.

  • 2An elongated light-sensitive cell in the retina; = "rod".


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review. From rod + cell.


rod cell

/ˈrɒd sɛl/