2. Noun. (ichthyology) A quantitative property of a fish, as studied in meristics. ¹
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Definition of Meristic
1. made up of segments [adj]
Medical Definition of Meristic
1. Symmetrical; that which can be divided evenly; denoting bilateral or longitudinal symmetry in the arrangement of parts in one organism. Origin: G. Meristikos, suitable for dividing (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Meristic
Literary usage of Meristic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Materials for the Study of Variation by William Bateson (1894)
"As the evidence here presented consists, as yet, only of specimen chapters in the Natural History of meristic Variation, aud does not offer any ..."
2. Problems of Genetics by William Bateson (1913)
"CHAPTER II meristic PHENOMENA Twenty years ago in describing the facts of Variation, argument was necessary to show that these phenomena had a special value ..."
3. Principles of Breeding: A Treatise on Thremmatology Or the Principles and by Eugene Davenport, Henry Lewis Rietz (1907)
"meristic variation refers to deviations in the plan or pattern on which the organism is built. Its central thought is symmetry. Symmetry may be radial with ..."
4. Outlines of Evolutionary Biology by Arthur Dendy (1912)
"meristic variations, which are variations in the number of the repeated parts of an organism, are sometimes contrasted * with substantive variations, ..."
5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"meristic VARIATION. M'Intosh, D. С. 95. On variation in the number and arrangement of the male genital apertures, and on the proportion of the sexes in the ..."
6. The Science of Human Behavior: Biological and Psychological Foundations by Maurice Parmelee (1913)
"—Discontinuous variations, 46.—Bateson, 46. — Substantive and meristic variations, 46. — Symmetry, 47. — De Vries, 51. —The mutation theory, 51. ..."
7. Productive Poultry Husbandry: A Complete Text Dealing with the Principles by Harry Reynolds Lewis (1913)
"For example, the nal chicken has two ; the addition of other would constitute a istic variation in the j(Fig. 122). meristic ations are of little eco- iic ..."
8. Productive Poultry Husbandry: A Complete Text Dealing with the Principles by Harry Reynolds Lewis (1919)
"For example, the ormal chicken has two ; the addition of other would constitute a •ristic variation in the (Fig. 122). meristic Variations are of little ..."