rhabdo- Also rhabdomyo-.
A rod or rodlike structure.
[Greek rhabdos, rod.]
Rhabdomancy is dowsing with a rod or stick; a rhabdom or rhabdome is a translucent cylinder forming part of the light-sensitive receptor in the eye of an arthropod; something rhabdoid is rodlike; a rhabdocoel (Greek koilos, hollow) is a turbellarian worm of the order Rhabdocoela; a rhabdovirus is any of a group of rod-shaped RNA viruses, including the rabies virus.
The compound form rhabdomyo- (Greek mus, mu-, mouse or muscle) is used in medicine to refer to striated or skeletal muscle: rhabdomyolysis, the destruction of striated muscle cells; rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare malignant tumour involving striated muscle tissue.