meristic meaning

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1 : of, relating to, or divided into segments (as metameres) ‹meristic organization of body structures›
2 : characterized by or involving modification in number or in geometrical relation of body parts ‹meristic variation› — me·ris·ti·cal·ly adv


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  1. The two species also differ in several morphometric and meristic characters.
  2. The two species also differ in denticle coverage and meristic counts.
  3. Such features are called meristic characters, and the study of such characters is called meristics.
  4. The methodology for counting meristic traits should be described by the specialist who performs the analysis.
  5. Ichthyologists follow a basic set of rules when performing a meristic analysis, to remove as much ambiguity as possible.

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