metamerism

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Noun[edit]

metamerism (usually uncountable, plural metamerisms)

  1. (biology) The segmentation of the body into similar discrete units
  2. (colorimetry) The matching of apparent color of objects with different spectral power distributions.
    Whilst the new paint was a good metameric match under natural light, it looked odd under a fluorescent light.
  3. (chemistry) structural isomerism

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