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meristic

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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>

me·ris·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of meristic

Greek meristos


First Known Use: 1894


Medical Dictionary

meristic

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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>

  3. me·ris·ti·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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