a somite.

Origin of metamere

First recorded in 1875–80; meta- + -mere Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for metamere



one of the similar body segments into which earthworms, crayfish, and similar animals are divided longitudinallyAlso called: somite
Derived Formsmetameral (mɪˈtæmərəl), adjective

Word Origin for metamere

C19: from meta- + -mere
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metamere in Medicine




Any of the homologous segments, lying in a longitudinal series, that compose the body of certain animals, such as lobsters.somite
Related formsmet′a•meric (-mĕrĭk) adj.
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