metameric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj metameric having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Metameric (Chem) Having the same molecular formula, but possessing a different bonding structure and different properties; as, methyl ether and ethyl alcohol are metameric compounds. See Isomeric.
    • Metameric (Biol) Of or pertaining to a metamere or its formation; as, metameric segmentation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • metameric In chem., pertaining to or characterized by metamerism.
    • metameric In zoology, of or pertaining to a metamere or metamerism; being a metamere, or resulting from metamerism; situated in the long axis of the body as one of a longitudinal series of like parts; segmental; somitic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. meta-, + Gr. part

Usage

In literature:

One bead, one carriage, one vertebra, would be a metamere.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Metameric: made up of segments or metameres.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The only other example which we have of this metamerism in the Mollusca is presented by the Chitons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
It is important to notice that the metameric plan of growth of Chaetopods is still preserved.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Each such "mere" is often called a "metamere.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Remarkable for the adhesion of incomplete fission-products in a metameric series.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various
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