plural -s
: 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

Word History


an- + isomere + -ism

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anisomerism was in 1933

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“Anisomerism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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