Dictionary.com

meristic

[ muh-ris-tik ]
/ məˈrɪs tɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective Biology.
of, relating to, or divided into segments or somites.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of meristic

First recorded in 1890–95, meristic is from the Greek word meristikós of division. See meristem, -ic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use meristic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for meristic

meristic
/ (məˈrɪstɪk) /

adjective biology
of or relating to the number of organs or parts in an animal or plant bodymeristic variation
segmentedmeristic worms
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK