Definition of Metamer

1. n. Any one of several metameric forms of the same substance, or of different substances having the same composition; as, xylene has three metamers, viz., orthoxylene, metaxylene, and paraxylene.



Definition of Metamer

1. Noun. (chemistry) Either of a number of molecules that mutually exhibit metamerism. ¹

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Definition of Metamer

1. a type of chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Metamer

1. Any one of several metameric forms of the same substance, or of different substances having the same composition; as, xylene has three metamers, viz, orthoxylene, metaxylene, and paraxylene. See: Metamere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Metamer

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"The breadth of the metamer at the surface (lateral part). ... The twenty-third metamer of the same fish gave a length of 52 mm. for a breadth of 20 mm. ..."

2. The Cave Dwellers of Southern Tunisia: Recollections of a Sojourn with the by Daniel Bruun (1898)
"This is the " Ksar" metamer. The ground plan of the houses is oblong and rectangular, and their raised roofs are vaulted. They lie lengthwise, as the houses ..."

3. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1889)
"The breadth of the metamer at the surface (lateral part). ... The second metamer in Sargun annularis gives a measurement for the outcrop of its dorsal ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1911)
"The word " metamer " used as a general term to apply to these complex units of ... In some of the lower forms of animal life each metamer capable of an ..."

5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1889)
"Before a cranial nerve can be regarded as representing a complete metamer of the same value as a spinal one, it must be shown to contain all the above four ..."

6. The India directory, for the guidance of commanders of steamers and sailing by Alfred Dundas Taylor, James Horsburgh (1874)
"32° 55' E.), bears from Ras metamer about NE The sea, abreast of metamer, ... From metamer to Suez the shore is bounded by a coral reef, which extends in ..."

7. A Directory for the Navigation of the Indian Ocean: With Descriptions of Its by Alexander G. Findlay (1866)
"Ra» metamer is a low sandy point and spit on the eastern shore, in lat. ... The sea abreast of metamer becomes contracted to 9 miles. From metamer to Suez ..."

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