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 and Etymology 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



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

different from the usual or normal

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accommodate acommodate acommadate accomodate
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