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adj. Biology
1. Having or composed of segments; segmented.
2. Relating to a change in the number or placement of body parts or segments: meristic variation.

[From Greek meristos, divided; see meristem.]

me·ris′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(Biology) in a meristic manner
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