metamer

[ met-uh-mer ]
/ ˈmɛt ə mər /

noun Chemistry.

a compound exhibiting metamerism with one or more other compounds.

Nearby words

  1. metalware,
  2. metalwork,
  3. metalworking,
  4. metamale,
  5. metamathematics,
  6. metameral,
  7. metamere,
  8. metameric,
  9. metameric nervous system,
  10. metamerism

Origin of metamer

First recorded in 1880–85; meta- + -mer

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British Dictionary definitions for metamer

metamer

/ (ˈmɛtəmə) /

noun

any of two or more isomeric compounds exhibiting metamerism
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Medicine definitions for metamer

metamer

[ mĕtə-mər ]

n.

A compound that contains the same number and type of atoms as other compounds but with a different distribution of radicals.
A color that appears to the eye to be identical to another color but which in fact has a different spectral composition.

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