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a combining form meaning “part,” “partial,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of mero-
From the Greek word méros part Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for mero-


combining form
part or partial: merocrine
Word Origin
from Greek meros part, share
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Word Origin and History for mero-

before vowels mer-, word-forming element meaning "part, partial, fraction," from comb. form of Greek meros "part, fraction" (see merit (n.)).

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mero- in Medicine

mero- or mer-

  1. Part; segment: merogenesis.

  2. Partial; partially: meromelia.

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