n. [Gr. kephale, head; meros, part]
1. Those segments of a metamerically segmented animal that are considered to be part of the head.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)

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  • Cephalomere — Ceph a*lo*mere, n. [Cephalo + mere.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the somites (arthromeres) which make up the head of arthropods. Packard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cephalomere — Cephalic somite [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. See: cephalic somite [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Decapoda): Cephalic somite [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

  • cephalic somite — One unit of cephalon bearing distnctive pair of appendages. (Syn. cephalomere) [McLaughlin, 1980]. Unit division of head region, generally recognized as one of five such parts which bear distinctive paired appendages (antennules, antennae,… …   Crustacea glossary

  • cephalic somite — (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) A unit division of the cephalic region usually recognized as one of five somites that bear distinctive paired appendages; a cephalomere …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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