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

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Origin of -merous

<Greek -meros, adj. derivative of méros part, portion, share; see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for -merous

-merous

adj combining form

(in biology) having a certain number or kind of partsdimerous
from Greek meros part, division
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