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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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(2011) distinguished two major morphological types of the alimentary tract: (1) a simple tube with a crop and (2) a simple tube flanked laterally with metamerically paired caeca (= gut diverticulae).
Although we cannot conclude whether all of the centrally derived nerves send fibers to the ONR, metamerically distributing nerves ventral to the mouth seemingly correspond to the posterior nerves and suggest that at least the eighth to tenth nerves do not supply their fibers to the ONR (Fig.
Stripes one to seven are associated with the complex metamerically repeated cleavage pattern in the post-naupliar germ bands of Cherax.