Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the body segments of Arthropods. See arthrostraca.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy Any of the constitutive body segments of a jointed animal.

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

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

Etymologies

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arthro- (“joint”) + -mere (“part”).

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