Definition of protomerite in English:

protomerite

noun

Zoology
  • In certain gregarine protozoans: a distinct anterior section of the main body.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ray Lankester (1847–1929), zoologist. From proto- + ancient Greek μέρος part + -ite.

Pronunciation

protomerite

/prəʊˈtɒmərʌɪt/