/ (ˈɛpɪˌmɪə) /


embryol the dorsal part of the mesoderm of a vertebrate embryo, consisting of a series of segments (somites)
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Examples from the Web for epimere

  • The cavity of the epimere disappears, and its walls form the muscle and cutis plates of the body.

    The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell

Medicine definitions for epimere

[ ĕpə-mîr′ ]


The dorsal portion of the mesoderm of a chordate embryo that forms skeletal muscles.
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