meristic

[muh-ris-tik]

Origin of meristic

First recorded in 1890–95, meristic is from the Greek word meristikós of division. See meristem, -ic
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meristic

adjective biology
  1. of or relating to the number of organs or parts in an animal or plant bodymeristic variation
  2. segmentedmeristic worms
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