metamere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ -mere

Noun[edit]

metamere (plural metameres)

  1. (biology) One of successive or homodynamous parts in animals and plants; one of a series of similar parts that follow one another in a vertebrate or articulate animal, as in an earthworm; a segment or somite.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.