[ an-tuh-meer ]
/ ˈæn təˌmɪər /

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.

Origin of antimere

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


an·ti·mer·ic [an-tuh-mer-ik] /ˌæn təˈmɛr ɪk/, adjectivean·tim·er·ism [an-tim-uh-riz-uh m] /ænˈtɪm əˌrɪz əm/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for antimere

/ (ˈæntɪˌmɪə) /


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
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Medical definitions for antimere

[ ăntĭ-mîr′ ]


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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