anisomerism

noun

an·​isom·​er·​ism
ˌaˌnīˈsäməˌrizəm
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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anisomerism. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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