antimere


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antimere

 [an´tĭ-mēr]
one of the segments of the body bounded by planes at right angles to the long axis of the body. See plane (def. 2).

an·ti·mere

(an'ti-mēr),
1. A segment of an animal body formed by planes cutting the axis of the body at right angles.
2. One of the symmetric parts of a bilateral organism.
3. The right or left half of the body.
[anti- + G. meros, a part]

antimere

/an·ti·mere/ (an´tĭ-mēr) one of the opposite corresponding parts of an organism that are symmetrical with respect to the longitudinal axis of its body.

antimere

(ăn′tĭ-mîr′)
n.
A part or division in the body of a bilaterally or radially symmetric animal that corresponds to an opposite or similar part.

an′ti·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk) adj.

an·ti·mere

(an'ti-mēr)
1. A segment of an animal body formed by planes cutting the axis of the body at right angles.
2. One of the symmetric parts of a bilateral organism.
3. The right or left half of the body.
[anti- + G. meros, a part]

antimere

one of the halves of a bilaterally symmetrical part or organism.