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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the segments or divisions in the body of a jointed animal, such as an arthropod.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the constitutive body segments of a jointed animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the body segments of Arthropods. See arthrostraca.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the segments in the body of a jointed animal like an arthropod

Etymologies

arthro- (“joint”) + -mere (“part”). (Wiktionary)

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