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antimere

[an-tuh-meer] /ˈæn təˌmɪər/
noun, Zoology
1.
a segment or division of the body having a corresponding segment or division that is opposite to it relative to the longitudinal axis of the body.
2.
a similar part in a radially symmetrical animal.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; anti- + -mere
Related forms
antimeric
[an-tuh-mer-ik] /ˌæn təˈmɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
antimerism
[an-tim-uh-riz-uh m] /ænˈtɪm əˌrɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for antimere

antimere

/ˈæntɪˌmɪə/
noun
1.
a part or organ of a bilaterally or radially symmetrical organism that corresponds to a similar structure on the other side of the axis, such as the right or left limb of a four-legged animal Also called actinomere
Derived Forms
antimeric (ˌæntɪˈmɛrɪk) adjective
antimerism (ænˈtɪməˌrɪzəm) noun
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antimere in Medicine

antimere an·ti·mere (ān'tĭ-mēr')
n.

  1. A segment of an animal body formed by planes cutting the axis of the body at right angles.

  2. One of the corresponding parts of a bilaterally symmetrical organism.

  3. The right or left half of the body.


an'ti·mer'ic (-měr'ĭk) adj.
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