Definition of epimeron in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈmɪːrən/

noun (plural epimerons or epimera)

(In insects) the posterior part of the side wall of a thoracic segment.
Example sentences
  • Its posterior margin runs at right angles to the longitudinal axis, before swinging inwards to form distinct genal angles and a genal epimeron on the left-hand side.
  • Where the posterior margin intercepts the lateral margin on either side, a sharp, posteriorly directed epimeron is formed.
  • Together the epimera on each side form a wall that encloses and protects the space ventral to the sternites.


Mid 19th century: from epi- 'near' + Greek mēros 'thigh'.

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