Antimerism

antimere

[an-tuh-meer]
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:
1875–80; anti- + -mere

antimeric [an-tuh-mer-ik] , adjective
antimerism [an-tim-uh-riz-uhm] , noun
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antimere (ˈæntɪˌmɪə)
 
n
Also called: actinomere 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
 
antimeric
 
adj
 
antimerism
 
n

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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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