[ an-tuh-meer ]

  1. 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.

  2. a similar part in a radially symmetrical animal.

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/, adjective
  • an·tim·er·ism [an-tim-uh-riz-uhm], /ænˈtɪm əˌrɪz əm/, noun

Words Nearby antimere Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for antimere


/ (ˈæntɪˌmɪə) /

  1. 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 animal: Also called: actinomere

Derived forms of antimere

  • antimeric (ˌæntɪˈmɛrɪk), adjective
  • antimerism (ænˈtɪməˌrɪzəm), noun

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