metamere

noun
meta·​mere | \ ˈme-tə-ˌmir How to pronounce metamere (audio) \

Definition of metamere

: any of a linear series of primitively similar segments into which the body of a higher invertebrate or vertebrate is divisible

First Known Use of metamere

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Metamere.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metamere. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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metamere

noun
meta·​mere | \ ˈmet-ə-ˌmi(ə)r How to pronounce metamere (audio) \

Medical Definition of metamere

: any of a linear series of primitively similar segments into which the body of a higher invertebrate or vertebrate is divisible and which are usually clearly distinguishable in the embryo, identifiable in somewhat modified form in various invertebrates (as annelid worms), and detectable in the adult higher vertebrate only in specialized segmentally arranged structures (as cranial and spinal nerves or vertebrae) : somite

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