metamerism definition

  • noun:
    • The condition of obtaining the human body split into metameres, displayed generally in most creatures just during the early embryonic stages of development.
    • The segmentation associated with human body into comparable discrete devices
    • The matching of evident color of objects with various spectral energy distributions.
    • architectural isomerism
    • The balance of a metameric construction; serial balance; the state of being consists of metameres.
    • The state or quality of becoming metameric; isomerism because of various bonding patterns in two substances obtaining the exact same molecular formula. Compared with steroisomerism or optical isomerism. Also, the relation or problem of metameric substances.
    • In chem., a kind of isomerism, that property of particular compound systems in which they have similar chemical elements combined in identical percentage and with the same molecular weight, while differingin chemical properties.
    • In zoology, a metameric problem; hawaii of being metameric; segmentation of human body of an animal over the primary or longitudinal axis, causing a number of more or less similar consecutive parts that are serially homologous. See metamere, antimere.

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