heteronomous segmentation
Relative dissimilarity and specialization of certain body segments; see homonomous.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • heteronomous — 1. Different from the type; abnormal. 2. Subject to the direction or control of another; not self governing. Cf.:autonomous. [hetero + G. nomos, law] * * * het·er·on·o·mous .het ə rän ə məs adj specialized along different lines of growth or under …   Medical dictionary

  • homonomous segmentation — Relative similarity in body segments arranged on a transverse axis; see heteronomous segmentation …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Metamerism (biology) — Earthworms are a classic example of biological heteronomous metamery the property of repeating body segments with distinct regions In biology, metamerism is a linear series of body segments fundamentally similar in structure, though not all such… …   Wikipedia

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