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metamere

[met-uh-meer] /ˈmɛt əˌmɪər/
noun
1.
a somite.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; meta- + -mere
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British Dictionary definitions for metamere

metamere

/ˈmɛtəˌmɪə/
noun
1.
one of the similar body segments into which earthworms, crayfish, and similar animals are divided longitudinally Also called somite
Derived Forms
metameral (mɪˈtæmərəl) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from meta- + -mere
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metamere in Medicine

metamere met·a·mere (mět'ə-mēr')
n.
Any of the homologous segments, lying in a longitudinal series, that compose the body of certain animals, such as lobsters. Also called somite.


met'a·mer'ic (-měr'ĭk) adj.
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