metameric

adjective meta·mer·ic \ ˌme-tə-ˈmer-ik , -ˈmir- \

Definition of metameric

1 a : composed of metameres : exhibiting bodily metamerism : segmental
  • metameric animals
  • a metameric body plan
b : of, relating to, or occurring in a metamere
  • metameric arrangement of lateral blood vessels in the abdominal wall
2 : of, relating to, or being either of two colors that appear identical to the eye but are composed of different combinations of wavelengths of light
  • a metameric pair of color samples

metamerically

play \ˌme-tə-ˈmer-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈmir-\ adverb
    • a metamerically segmented animal

First Known Use of metameric

1875

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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metameric

adjective meta·mer·ic \ ˌmet-ə-ˈmer-ik \

medical Definition of metameric

1 : relating to or exhibiting chemical metamerism : isomeric
2 a : of, relating to, or exhibiting bodily metamerism
  • a metameric animal
b : of, relating to, or occurring in a metamere
  • metameric arrangement of blood vessels
3 : of, relating to, or being color metamers
  • a metameric pair

metamerically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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