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merisis

[mer-uh-sis] /ˈmɛr ə sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
growth, especially growth resulting from cell division.
Compare auxesis.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Greek meri- (combining form of merís part, portion) + -sis
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