E*pim"e*ron (?), n.; pl. Epimera (#). [NL., fr. Gr. upon + a part.] Zool. (a)

In crustaceans: The part of the side of a somite external to the basal joint of each appendage

. See Illust. under Crustacea. (b)

In insects: The lateral piece behind the episternum.

[Written also epimerum.]

 

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