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a combining form meaning “having parts” of the kind or number specified by the initial element:
Compare -mer, -mere.
Origin of -merous
< Greek -meros, adj. derivative of méros part, portion, share; see -ous Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -merous


combining form
(in biology) having a certain number or kind of parts: dimerous
Word Origin
from Greek meros part, division
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