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Metameric

Metˊa-mer′ic

,
Adj.
[Pref.
meta-
+ Gr. [GREEK] part.]
1.
(Chem.)
Having the same molecular formula, but possessing a different bonding structure and different properties;
as, methyl ether and ethyl alcohol are
metameric
compounds
. See
Isomeric
.
☞ The existence of metameric compounds is due to different arrangements of the same atoms in the molecule.
2.
(Biol.)
Of or pertaining to a metamere or its formation;
as,
metameric
segmentation
.

Definition 2021


metameric

metameric

English

Adjective

metameric (not comparable)

  1. (biology) exhibiting metamerism
  2. (obsolete, chemistry) exhibiting structural isomerism