a combining form meaning “member of a particular group”: isomer.
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Origin of -mer
From the Greek word méros part, portion
Words nearby -mer
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British Dictionary definitions for -mer
suffix forming nouns
chem denoting a substance of a particular classmonomer; polymer
Word Origin for -mer
from Greek meros part
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Medical definitions for -mer
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Scientific definitions for -mer
A suffix meaning part or segment, as in blastomere, one of the cells that form a blastula.
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