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A rodlike structure in the center of each ommatidium in the compound eye of an arthropod, composed of microvilli extending from the surrounding retinular cells.
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rhabdomea transparent rod that passes down the centre of an insect or crustacean ommatidium. see EYE, COMPOUND.
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