Definition of metamere in English:


Syllabification: met·a·mere
Pronunciation: /ˈmetəmi(ə)r


  • another term for somite.
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    • An organism is considered metameric when its body is mostly formed of serially repeated anatomical units called metameres.
    • Any particular abdominal metamere usually consists of only two sclerites, the tergum and sternum.
    • In the vertebrates the metamere is evident in the embryonic stages and tends to disappear in the adults.


late 19th century: from meta- 'together with' + Greek meros 'part'.

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