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n.1.(Zool.) A minute smooth rodlike or fusiform structure found in the tissues of many Turbellaria.
2.(Zool.) One of the hard parts forming the ovipositor of insects.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Minor minerals include schreibersite, rhabdite, troilite, cohenite, graphite, and sphalerite (Buchwald 1975; Dominik 1976).
In the epidermis there are deeply located rhabdites and unicell glands which open to the surface.
It was possible to identify the epidermis containing rhabdites and glands; lumen of the pharynx; part of the pharynx cavity, and bowel lumen (see Table 1 and Figure 2).
The epidermis containing the rhabdites can be seen, together with the gastrovascular cavity and the lumen of pharynx.
Microscopic examination revealed that the blue coloration is in the rhabdites. The ocelli are arranged in a single row on the anterior tip and extend along the lateral margin, but not dorsally.