Heteromerous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heteromerous (Zoöl) Having five tarsal joints in the anterior and middle legs, but only four in the posterior pair, as the blister beetles and oil beetles.
    • Heteromerous (Zoöl) Having the femoral artery developed as the principal artery of the leg; -- said of certain birds, as the cotingas and pipras.
    • Heteromerous (Chem & Crystallog) Unrelated in chemical composition, though similar or indentical in certain other respects; as, borax and augite are homœmorphous, but heteromerous .
    • Heteromerous (Bot) With the parts not corresponding in number.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • heteromerous Diversiform; variously composed; having a heterologous composition; consisting of heteronomous parts. Specifically— In entomology, having a different number of joints in the different pairs of tarsi; pertaining to or having the characters of the Heteromera.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Heteromerous het-e-rom′e-rus diversiform.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Heteromera
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. heteros, other, meros, a part.

Usage

In literature:

Heteromerous: having an unequal number of tarsal joints on the feet.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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In news:

Despite available information on heteromerization of plant Shaker channels, very little is known to date on the properties of the various stoichiometric configurations formed by different subunits.
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