[ met-uh-meer ]
/ ˈmɛt əˌmɪər /
Words nearby metamere
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British Dictionary definitions for metamere
/ (ˈmɛtəˌmɪə) /
one of the similar body segments into which earthworms, crayfish, and similar animals are divided longitudinallyAlso called: somite
Derived forms of metameremetameral (mɪˈtæmərəl), adjective
Word Origin for metamere
C19: from meta- + -mere
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Medicine definitions for metamere
[ mĕt′ə-mîr′ ]
Any of the homologous segments, lying in a longitudinal series, that compose the body of certain animals, such as lobsters.somite
Other words from metameremet′a•mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.
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