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a combining form meaning “part,” “partial,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
part or partial: merocrine

before vowels mer-, word-forming element meaning “part, partial, fraction,” from comb. form of Greek meros “part, fraction” (see merit (n.)).

mero- or mer-


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