Other Word Forms of Meristem
Origin of Meristem
Greek meristos divided (from merizein to divide) (from meris division (s)mer-2 in Indo-European roots) -em (as in xylem) (phloem)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the Ancient Greek μεριστός (meristos, “divided"). First used German in 1858, by Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli (1817-1891) in his Beiträge zur Wissenschaftlichen Botanik.
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