- a combining form meaning “part,” “partial,” used in the formation of compound words: merogony.
Origin of mero-
From the Greek word méros part
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- part or partialmerocrine
from Greek meros part, share
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Word Origin and History for mero-
before vowels mer-, word-forming element meaning "part, partial, fraction," from comb. form of Greek meros "part, fraction" (see merit (n.)).
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- Part; segment:merogenesis.
- Partial; partially:meromelia.