Definition of Merosome

1. n. One of the serial segments, or metameres, of which the bodies of vertebrate and articulate animals are composed.



Definition of Merosome

1. Noun. (biology) Any of the segments of a segmented animal ¹

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Definition of Merosome

1. one of the serial segments of which a body is composed [n -S]

Medical Definition of Merosome

1. One of the serial segments, or metameres, of which the bodies of vertebrate and articulate animals are composed. Origin: Gr. Part + -some body. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merosome

meronymy
meropenem
meropia
meropias
meropic
meropidan
meroplankton
meroplanktonic
meropodite
merorachischisis
merorganization
meros
merosin
merosity
merosmia
merosome (current term)
merosomes
merosporangium
merostomata
merostome
merostomes
merosystolic
merotelic
meroterpene
meroterpenes
merotomy
merotopic
merou
merozoites

Literary usage of Merosome

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Thus, one of the rays of a starfish, or one of the rings of a worm or crustacean, is a merosome. Merostomata (mer-ö-stö'ma-tä), n. ¡il. ..."

2. Elements of Zoology: For the Use of Schools and Science Classes by Andrew Wilson (1873)
"For convenience sake the naturalist invents an ideal element of form, to which Professor Allman has applied the term " merosome ;" " the result of the ..."

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