Merosome Mer"o*some, n. [Gr. me`ros part + -some body.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the serial segments, or metameres, of which the bodies of vertebrate and articulate animals are composed. [1913 Webster]

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  • merosome — /merˈō sōm/ noun One of the serial segments of which a body is composed, such as the ring of a worm, a metamere, a somite ORIGIN: Gr meros part, and sōma body …   Useful english dictionary

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  • merosome — noun Any of the segments of a segmented animal Syn: somite …   Wiktionary

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  • -some — ( s[=o]m). A combining form or suffix from Gr. sw^ma (gen. sw matos) the body; as in merosome, a body segment; cephalosome, etc. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metamere — n. [Gr. meta, after; meros, part] One or more of a series of homologous parts of many animals; a merosome; a somite; metameric adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • merome — /merˈōm/ noun A merosome ORIGIN: Gr meros part …   Useful english dictionary

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