ameristic

adjective

am·​er·​is·​tic
¦amə¦ristik,
¦āˌme¦r-
: undifferentiated
used of certain ferns having the prothallia not fully developed and lacking in meristematic tissue thus failing to produce archegonia

Word History

Etymology

Greek ameristos undivided (from a- a- entry 2 + meristos divided) + English -ic

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ameristic was in 1879

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“Ameristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ameristic. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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