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 History of this Word

"mer" is from "meros" (part) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-mer" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates part of. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-mer illustration Does anyone have a source for information on the behavior of polymer membranes?
-mer illustration The first cell division after fertilization results in the formation of a micromere and a macromere.