Definition of meristic in US English:

meristic

adjective

  • Biology. Of, relating to, or of the nature of merism; affecting the pattern or number of similar parts occurring in the body of an organism.

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From ancient Greek μεριστός divided, divisible + -ic; compare -istic.

Pronunciation

meristic

/məˈrɪstɪk/