metamere definition

  • noun:
    • the homologous segments, lying in a longitudinal series, that compose the human body of certain animals, particularly earthworms and lobsters. Also known as somite.
    • One of consecutive or homodynamous components in pets and plants; one of a series of comparable components that follow one another in a vertebrate or articulate pet, such as an earthworm; a segment or somite.
    • among consecutive or homodynamous parts in animals and plants; among a number of similar parts that follow the other person in a vertebrate or articulate pet, as with an earthworm; a segment; a somite. See Illust. of loeven's larva.
    • In zoology, certainly one of a longitudinal a number of components which are serially homologous with each other. See metameric, metamerism.
    • certainly one of a series of comparable body segments into which some pets are split longitudinally

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