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me•tam•er•ism



Pronunciation: (mu-tam'u-riz"um), [key]
n.
1. Zool.
a. division into metameres, the developmental process of somite formation.
b. existence in a metameric state.
2. Chem.isomerism resulting from the attachment of different groups to the same atom, as C2H5NHC2H5 and CH3NHC3H7.

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