Definition of rhabdosome in English:

rhabdosome

noun

  • A branched structure consisting of a number of graptolites joined together to form a colony.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

rhabdosome

/ˈrabdə(ʊ)səʊm/