a combining form meaning “having parts” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: dimerous.

Nearby words

Compare -mer, -mere.

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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