Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a segments of the body of an animal, generally the rearmost one

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the component segments of the body of an animal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The posterior part of the body of a cephalopod, which is enveloped in the mantle and contains the viscera.
  • n. In some crustaceans, as the amphipods, the first three segments of the pleon or abdomen. Compare mesosome and urosome.

Etymologies

From meta- ("beyond, after") + -some ("body, segment") (Wiktionary)

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