Definition of rhabditiform in US English:

rhabditiform

adjective

Zoology
  • Characteristic of a rhabditid; specifically designating an oesophagus having two swellings or bulbs, as in rhabditids and in a non-parasitic larval stage of certain other nematodes; having such an oesophagus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From rhabditis + -iform.

Pronunciation

rhabditiform

/rabˈdɪtɪfɔːm/