metamer etymology

English word metamer comes from English meta-, English -mer

Detailed word origin of metamer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
meta- English (eng) (pathology) Consequent on Having analogies with metaphysics. Pertaining to a level above or beyond. For example, metadata are data that describes data, metalanguage is language that describes language, etc. [From 17th century]. Transcending, encompassing (anatomy, and, zoology) Behind [From 19th century]. (botany, and, zoology) Later or subsequent [From 19th century]. (chemistry) Having [...]
-mer English (eng) (chemistry) Used to form words relating to chemical structure, denoting parts of a molecule, for example, monomer (one part), dimer (two parts), polymer (many parts).
metamer English (eng) (chemistry) Any of a number of molecules that mutually exhibit metamerism.

Words with the same origin as metamer

Descendants of meta-
meta metabelian metadata metadatum metadiscussion metafilm metagalaxy metagastrula metahohmannite metalithium metamathematics metamirror metanephrine metanetwork metaphilosophy metaphosphoric metapostnotal metaprotaspis metaprotocol metapuzzle metapyrocatechase metaregression metatarsal metathinking metaxylem
Descendants of -mer
anomeric atropisomerism concatemer decameric elastomer enantiomeric epimer hexameric homomer ionomeric isomer isomerase isomerize isomeromorphism kmer octamer octameric oligopolymer peplomer polymer structural isomer tautomerism tetramer tetrameric