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See also: épimère



epi- +‎ -mere


epimere (plural epimeres)

  1. (biology) One of the segments of the transverse axis, or the so-called homonymous parts; as, for example, one of the several segments of the extremities in vertebrates, or one of the similar segments in plants, as in a segmented leaf.
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