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[met-uh-meer] /ˈmɛt əˌmɪər/

a somite.
one of the similar body segments into which earthworms, crayfish, and similar animals are divided longitudinally Also called somite

metamere met·a·mere (mět’ə-mēr’)
Any of the homologous segments, lying in a longitudinal series, that compose the body of certain animals, such as lobsters. Also called somite.
met’a·mer’ic (-měr’ĭk) adj.


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