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meristic

[muh-ris-tik] /məˈrɪs tɪk/
adjective, Biology
1.
of, relating to, or divided into segments or somites.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Greek meristikós of division. See meristem, -ic
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  • meristic characteristics are variable within and among the cyprinids treated in this guide.
  • meristic characters easily distinguish metamorphosed juveniles.
  • Thus, the species exhibits a wide variation in meristic and morphological characteristics.
  • meristic characteristics derived from external morphology are limited in larval lampreys.
British Dictionary definitions for meristic

meristic

/məˈrɪstɪk/
adjective (biology)
1.
of or relating to the number of organs or parts in an animal or plant body: meristic variation
2.
segmented: meristic worms
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