metamere

[ met-uh-meer ]
/ ˈmɛt əˌmɪər /

noun

a somite.

Origin of metamere

First recorded in 1875–80; meta- + -mere
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British Dictionary definitions for metamere

metamere
/ (ˈmɛtəˌmɪə) /

noun

one of the similar body segments into which earthworms, crayfish, and similar animals are divided longitudinallyAlso called: somite

Derived forms of metamere

metameral (mɪˈtæmərəl), adjective

Word Origin for metamere

C19: from meta- + -mere
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Medicine definitions for metamere

metamere
[ mĕtə-mîr′ ]

n.

Any of the homologous segments, lying in a longitudinal series, that compose the body of certain animals, such as lobsters.somite

Other words from metamere

met′a•meric (-mĕrĭk) adj.
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