merisis

[mer-uh-sis]

noun Biology.

growth, especially growth resulting from cell division.

Nearby words

  1. merina,
  2. mering,
  3. meringue,
  4. merino,
  5. merionethshire,
  6. merism,
  7. meristem,
  8. meristematic,
  9. meristic,
  10. merit

Compare auxesis.

Origin of merisis

1935–40; < Greek meri- (combining form of merís part, portion) + -sis

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