a.1.(Biol.) Dividing into cells or segments; characterized by separation into two or more parts or sections by the formation of internal partitions; as, merismatic growth, where one cell divides into many.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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These two compounds, when present in merismatic region of the plant, induce rapid cell division and greater enlargement of the cells, which ultimately result in better growth performance.
A case in point is the expression mimmu seri ina namari, which occurs in the Lament of Nabu-suma-ukin, line 18, as the first member of a merismatic triplet meaning morning, afternoon, and night (see I.
In MERISMATIC and NUMISMATIC below, the letters of the RNL word MIMIC occur in the correct order in the parent word.