an·​isom·​er·​ism | \ ˌaˌnīˈsäməˌrizəm \
plural -s

Definition of anisomerism

: the tendency of the primitive polyisomeres of an organism to become differentiated so that more highly evolved organisms do not consist of a linear series of similar and equivalent parts

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First Known Use of anisomerism

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisomerism

an- + isomere + -ism

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“Anisomerism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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