One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for somite
- ‘In the vertebrates the metamere is evident in the embryonic stages and tends to disappear in the adults.’
- ‘An organism is considered metameric when its body is mostly formed of serially repeated anatomical units called metameres.’
- ‘Rudimentary tracheal metameres invaginate but lack primary branching and interconnections.’
- ‘The metameres are visible rings on the outside and are separated by partitions on the inside.’
- ‘Any particular abdominal metamere usually consists of only two sclerites, the tergum and sternum.’
Late 19th century: from meta- ‘together with’ + Greek meros ‘part’.
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