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  1. a combining form meaning “member of a particular group”: isomer.
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Origin of -mer

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


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

from Greek meros part
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-mer in Medicine


  1. Variant of-mere

-mer in Science