me·​rid·​ic | \ məˈridik \

Definition of meridic

: having some but not all active constituents chemically defined insects reared on a meridic diet — compare holidic, oligidic

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First Known Use of meridic

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meridic

Greek merid-, meris part + English -ic; akin to Greek meros part

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“Meridic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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