Origin of -merous
Words nearby -merous
WORDS THAT USE -MEROUS
What does -merous mean?
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Examples of -merous
One example of a scientific term that features the form -merous is heptamerous, “consisting of or divided into seven parts.”
The first part of the word, hepta-, means “seven,” from Greek heptá, while the form -merous means “having parts.” Heptamerous literally translates to “having seven parts.”
What are some words that use the combining form -merous?
- dimerous (using the equivalent form of -merous in Greek)
- pentamerous (using the equivalent form of -merous in Latin)
- tetramerous (using the equivalent form of -merous in Greek)
Not every word that ends with the exact letters -merous, such as numerous, is necessarily using the combining form -merous to denote “having parts.” Learn why numerous means “many” at our entry for the word.
How to use -merous in a sentence
Bathing and swimming supply, in their nu merous forms, examples of both healthful activity and relaxation.How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk