- a combining form meaning “part,” used in the formation of compound words: blastomere.
Origin of -mere
combining form representing Greek méros
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- indicating a part or divisionblastomere
Word Origin for -mere
from Greek meros part, portion
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- Part; segment:blastomere, polymer.
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- A suffix meaning part or segment, as in blastomere, one of the cells that form a blastula.
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