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Meride \Mer"ide\ (? or ?), n. [Gr. ? a part.] (Biol.) A permanent colony of cells or plastids which may remain isolated, like Rotifer, or may multiply by gemmation to form higher aggregates, termed zoides.


Etymology 1 n. (context music obsolete English) An interval of pitch equal to 1/43 of an octave. Etymology 2

n. (context biology English) A colony of plastids.


Meride is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. On 14 April 2013 the former municipalities of Besazio, Ligornetto and Meride merged into the municipality of Mendrisio.