-mere


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

indicating a part or divisionblastomere

Derived forms of -mere

-meric, adj combining form

Word Origin for -mere

from Greek meros part, portion
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Medical definitions for -mere

-mere

suff.

Part; segment:blastomere, polymer.
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Scientific definitions for -mere

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-mer

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