arthromere

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arthromere any of the segments in the body of a jointed animal like an arthropod
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arthromere (Zoöl) One of the body segments of Arthropods. See Arthrostraca.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arthromere In zoology, the ideal single ring of a series of which any articulate animal is composed; a zoönule, zoönite, or somite of an articulated invertebrate animal. The typical arthromere consists of a tergite, a pair of pleurites, and a sternite, or an upper piece, two lateral pieces, and an under piece.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'a`rqron joint + -mere,

Usage

In literature:

Arthropleure: the side piece of an arthromere.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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