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metamere

noun meta·mere \ˈme-tə-ˌmir\

Definition of METAMERE

:  any of a linear series of primitively similar segments into which the body of a higher invertebrate or vertebrate is divisible
meta·mer·ic \ˌme-tə-ˈmer-ik, -ˈmir-\ adjective
meta·mer·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of METAMERE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1876
Medical Dictionary

metamere

noun meta·mere \ˈmet-ə-ˌmi(ə)r\

Medical Definition of METAMERE

:  any of a linear series of primitively similar segments into which the body of a higher invertebrate or vertebrate is divisible and which are usually clearly distinguishable in the embryo, identifiable in somewhat modified form in various invertebrates (as annelid worms), and detectable in the adult higher vertebrate only in specialized segmentally arranged structures (as cranial and spinal nerves or vertebrae) :  somite

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