Definition of paramere in US English:

paramere

noun

Zoology
  • Either of the halves of a bilaterally symmetrical animal, or of a segment or somite of such an animal; specifically either of a pair of lobes on either side of the external male genitalia of certain insects.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From para- + -mere.

Pronunciation

paramere

/ˈparəmɪə/