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
Words nearby -mere
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British Dictionary definitions for -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
Part; segment:blastomere, polymer.
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Scientific definitions for -mere
A suffix meaning part or segment, as in blastomere, one of the cells that form a blastula.
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