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-mere

suff.
Part; segment: blastomere.

[French -mĕre, from Greek meros, part; see (s)mer- in Indo-European roots.]

-mere

n combining form
(Zoology) indicating a part or division: blastomere.
[from Greek meros part, portion]
-meric adj combining form

mere1

(mɪər)

adj. superl. mer•est.
1. being nothing more nor better than what is specified: a mere child.
2. Obs.
a. pure.
b. absolute or unqualified.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin merus pure]
mere′ly, adv.

mere2

(mɪər)

n.
1. a lake or pond.
2. Obs. the sea.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English; c. Old Frisian mere, Old High German meri, Old Norse marr, Gothic marei, Old Irish muir, Latin mare]

mere3

(mɪər)

n.
a boundary or boundary marker.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English(ge)mǣre, c. Middle Dutch mēre, Old Norse mǣri; akin to Latin mūrus wall, rim]

-mere

a combining form meaning “part,” “segment,” “unit,” used esp. in terms describing structures or divisions of a cell: blastomere; centromere.
[comb. form representing Greek méros]