- having bilateral or longitudinal symmetry of parts: the meristic higher animals
- having regular, equal segmentation: meristic worms
Origin of meristicfrom Classical Greek meros, a part (see merit) + -istic
- Having or composed of segments; segmented.
- Relating to a change in the number or placement of body parts or segments: meristic variation.
Origin of meristicFrom Greek meristos divided ; see meristem .
(comparative more meristic, superlative most meristic)
- (ichthyology) Of or pertaining to meristics.
- (ichthyology) A quantitative property of a fish, as studied in meristics.