actinomere

noun

ac·​tin·​o·​mere
ak-ˈti-nə-ˌmir
plural -s
: one of the radial segments composing the body of a radiate animal
actinomeric
ak-¦ti-nə-¦mer-ik
-¦me-rik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

probably from French actinomère, from actin- + -mère -mere

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of actinomere was in 1861

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“Actinomere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/actinomere. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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