One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A branched structure consisting of a number of graptolites joined together to form a colony.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Geologist. From rhabdo- + -some, in quot. 1891 after Swedish rhabdosom, and probably ultimately after an (untraced) equivalent term in German or French.
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