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Any of the homologous segments that compose the bodies of certain animals; a somite.

met′a·mer′ic (-mĕr′ĭk, -mîr′-) adj.
met′a·mer′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Zoology) divided into or consisting of metameres. See also metamerism1
2. (Chemistry) of or concerned with metamerism
ˌmetaˈmerically adv
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.metameric - having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobstersmetameric - having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
divided - separated into parts or pieces; "opinions are divided"
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Metameric effect between natural teeth and the shade tabs of a shade guide.
Akam, "The molecular basis for metameric pattern in the Drosophila embryo," Development, vol.
Anomaloscope examination is based on metameric matching principles.
"The robot uses origami building blocks to mimic the gait and metameric properties of earthworms and directional material design to mimic the function of the setae on earthworms that prevents backward slipping."
However, one should bear in mind that anatomically there are more thoracic metameric levels than lumbosacral or cervical ones.
Narrow, high intensity spikes introduced issues for metameric matching--small differences in reflectance curves of the standard and the batch can be amplified by strong spikes in radiance.
Metameric motor paresis following abdominal herpes zoster.
Very recently, models of individual variation in color vision have been refined to the point that it is possible to predict the range of individual color differences in metameric matches or overall appearance.
The objective of color reproduction is to obtain the same visual perception of the original images, and it is mainly implemented based on the metameric reproduction principle [1, 2].
One of the unique characteristics of Ubx expression is its metameric pattern with expression from parasegments (PS) 5 to 13.