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-mere

  1. a combining form meaning “part,” used in the formation of compound words: blastomere.
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Origin of -mere

combining form representing Greek méros
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British Dictionary definitions for -mere

-mere

n combining form
  1. indicating a part or divisionblastomere
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Derived Forms-meric, adj combining form

Word Origin for -mere

from Greek meros part, portion
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-mere in Medicine

-mere

suff.
  1. Part; segment:blastomere, polymer.
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-mere in Science

-mere

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