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antimere

[ an-tuh-meer ]
/ ˈæn təˌmɪər /
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noun Zoology.

a segment or division of the body having a corresponding segment or division that is opposite to it relative to the longitudinal axis of the body.
a similar part in a radially symmetrical animal.

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Origin of antimere

First recorded in 1875–80; anti- + -mere

OTHER WORDS FROM antimere

an·ti·mer·ic [an-tuh-mer-ik], /ˌæn təˈmɛr ɪk/, adjectivean·tim·er·ism [an-tim-uh-riz-uhm], /ænˈtɪm əˌrɪz əm/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antimere

antimere
/ (ˈæntɪˌmɪə) /

noun

a part or organ of a bilaterally or radially symmetrical organism that corresponds to a similar structure on the other side of the axis, such as the right or left limb of a four-legged animalAlso called: actinomere

Derived forms of antimere

antimeric (ˌæntɪˈmɛrɪk), adjectiveantimerism (ænˈtɪməˌrɪzəm), noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for antimere

antimere
[ ăntĭ-mîr′ ]

n.

A segment of an animal body formed by planes cutting the axis of the body at right angles.
One of the corresponding parts of a bilaterally symmetrical organism.
The right or left half of the body.

Other words from antimere

an′ti•meric (-mĕrĭk) adj.
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