adjective meri·stog·e·nous \¦merə¦stäjənəs\

Definition of meristogenous

  1. :  arising from a single hyphal cell or a group of adjacent hyphal cells by repeated cross and longitudinal divisions (as in the development of certain pycnidia) — compare symphogenous

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Origin and Etymology of meristogenous

Greek meristos divided, divisible + English -genous

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