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meristic

[muh-ris-tik] /məˈrɪs tɪk/
adjective, Biology.
1.
of, relating to, or divided into segments or somites.
Origin of meristic
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95, meristic is from the Greek word meristikós of division. See meristem, -ic
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meristic

/məˈrɪstɪk/
adjective (biology)
1.
of or relating to the number of organs or parts in an animal or plant body: meristic variation
2.
segmented: meristic worms
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