a combining form meaning “having parts” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: dimerous.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of -merous
< Greek -meros, adj. derivative of méros part, portion, share; see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for -merous
adj combining form
(in biology) having a certain number or kind of partsdimerous
Word Origin for -merous
from Greek meros part, division
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