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meristic

[ muh-ris-tik ]
/ məˈrɪs tɪk /
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adjective Biology.

of, relating to, or divided into segments or somites.

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Origin of meristic

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