meristic

adjective
me·​ris·​tic | \ mə-ˈri-stik How to pronounce meristic (audio) \

Definition of meristic

2 : involving modification in number or in geometrical relation of body parts meristic variation in petals

Other Words from meristic

meristically \ mə-​ˈri-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce meristic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of meristic

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for meristic

Greek meristos

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“Meristic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meristic. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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meristic

adjective
me·​ris·​tic | \ mə-ˈrist-ik How to pronounce meristic (audio) \

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

Other Words from meristic

meristically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce meristic (audio) \ adverb

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