epimeron

noun
ep·​i·​me·​ron | \ ˌepəˈmiˌrän \
plural epimera\ -​irə \

Definition of epimeron

1 : a lateral part of the wall of a somite of an arthropod that is situated between the tergum and the insertion of the appendages
2 : the posterior sclerite of a pleuron of an insect

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History and Etymology for epimeron

New Latin, from epi- + -meron (from Greek mēros thigh)

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“Epimeron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epimeron. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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