from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Biology Having or composed of segments; segmented.
  • adj. Biology Relating to a change in the number or placement of body parts or segments: meristic variation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to meristics.
  • n. A quantitative property of a fish, as studied in meristics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or exhibiting merism.


From Greek meristos, divided; see meristem.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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