meristic


me·ris·tic

adjective \mə-ˈris-tik\

Definition of MERISTIC

1
:  segmental
2
:  involving modification in number or in geometrical relation of body parts <meristic variation in petals>
me·ris·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of MERISTIC

Greek meristos
First Known Use: 1894

me·ris·tic

adjective \mə-ˈrist-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MERISTIC

1
: of, relating to, or divided into segments (as metameres) <meristic organization of body structures>
2
: characterized by or involving modification in number or in geometrical relation of body parts <meristic variation>
me·ris·ti·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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