[mer-ee-on-ith-sheer, -sher] /ˌmɛr iˈɒn ɪθˌʃɪər, -ʃər/
a historic county in Gwynedd, in N Wales.
(until 1974) a county of N Wales, now part of Gwynedd
Methode d’Etude et de Realisation Informatique pour les Systemes d’Enteprise. A software engineering method popular in France; many IPSEs are based on it. (1995-01-24)
[mer-uh-sis] /ˈmɛr ə sɪs/ noun, Biology. 1. growth, especially growth resulting from cell division.
n. 1894 in biological sense “repetition of parts in living things;” earlier in rhetoric, “synecdoche in which totality is expressed by contrasting parts” (e.g. high and low, young and old); from Modern Latin merismus, from Greek merismos “a dividing, division, a partition,” from merizein “to divide,” from meros “part, share” (see merit (n.)). Related: Merismatic.
[mer-uh-stem] /ˈmɛr əˌstɛm/ noun, Botany. 1. embryonic tissue in plants; undifferentiated, growing, actively dividing cells. /ˈmɛrɪˌstɛm/ noun 1. a plant tissue responsible for growth, whose cells divide and differentiate to form the tissues and organs of the plant. Meristems occur within the stem (see cambium) and leaves and at the tips of stems and roots […]