-mer

Compare -mere, -merous.

Origin of -mer

From the Greek word méros part, portion
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British Dictionary definitions for -mer

-mer

suffix forming nouns
  1. chem denoting a substance of a particular classmonomer; polymer

Word Origin for -mer

from Greek meros part
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-mer in Medicine

-mer

suff.
  1. Variant of-mere
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-mer in Science

-mere

-mer
  1. A suffix meaning “part” or “segment,” as in blastomere, one of the cells that form a blastula.
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