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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.


(Biology) a part or organ of a bilaterally or radially symmetrical organism that corresponds to a similar structure on the other side of the axis, such as the right or left limb of a four-legged animal. Also called: actinomere
antimeric adj
antimerism n
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The shapeless chaos of the Civil War thus resolves into a stark, antimeric design, enriched with the images of the Mater Dolorosa and the Pieta: Enter a Son that hath kill'd his Father, with the body in his arms; Enter a Father that hath kill'd his Son, with the body in his arms.