metameric

adjective
meta·​mer·​ic | \ ˌme-tə-ˈmer-ik How to pronounce metameric (audio) , -ˈmir- \

Definition of metameric

1a : 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

Other Words from metameric

metamerically \ ˌme-​tə-​ˈmer-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce metameric (audio) , -​ˈmir-​ \ adverb
a metamerically segmented animal

First Known Use of metameric

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Metameric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metameric. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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metameric

adjective
meta·​mer·​ic | \ ˌmet-ə-ˈmer-ik How to pronounce metameric (audio) \

Medical Definition of metameric

1 : relating to or exhibiting chemical metamerism : isomeric
2a : composed of metameres : exhibiting bodily metamerism : segmental a metameric animal
b : of, relating to, or occurring in a metamere metameric arrangement of lateral blood vessels in the abdominal wall
3 : of, relating to, or being color metamers a metameric pair of color samples

Other Words from metameric

metamerically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce metameric (audio) \ adverb

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