am·​er·​is·​tic | \ ¦amə¦ristik, ¦āˌme¦r- \

Definition of ameristic

: undifferentiated used of certain ferns having the prothallia not fully developed and lacking in meristematic tissue thus failing to produce archegonia

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First Known Use of ameristic

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ameristic

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

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“Ameristic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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