American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of the segments or divisions in the body of a jointed animal, such as an arthropod.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology, the ideal single ring of a series of which any articulate animal is composed; a zoönule, zoönite, or somite of an articulated invertebrate animal. The typical arthromere consists of a tergite, a pair of pleurites, and a sternite, or an upper piece, two lateral pieces, and an under piece.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the body segments of Arthropods. See arthrostraca.
- n. any of the segments in the body of a jointed animal like an arthropod
- arthro- (“joint”) + -mere (“part”). (Wiktionary)
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