- having bilateral or longitudinal symmetry of parts: the meristic higher animals
- having regular, equal segmentation: meristic worms
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- Having or composed of segments; segmented.
- Relating to a change in the number or placement of body parts or segments: meristic variation.
Origin: From Greek meristos, divided; see meristem.
- me·risˈti·cal·ly adverb