Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

meristic

play
adjective me·ris·tic \mə-ˈris-tik\

Definition of meristic

  1. 1 :  segmental

  2. 2 :  involving modification in number or in geometrical relation of body parts <meristic variation in petals>

meristically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of meristic

Greek meristos


First Known Use: 1894


Medical Dictionary

meristic

play
adjective me·ris·tic \mə-ˈrist-ik\

Medical Definition of meristic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or divided into segments (as metameres) <meristic organization of body structures>

  2. 2:  characterized by or involving modification in number or in geometrical relation of body parts <meristic variation>

meristically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Learn More about meristic

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "meristic"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up meristic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to expose to danger or risk

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ