Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

mero-

Partly or partial.

[Greek meros, part.]

Terms are widely distributed but specialist. A merozoite (Greek zōion, animal, hence ‘partial animal’) is a cell produced by asexual fission, as an intermediate stage in reproduction in some protozoa; meroplankton are aquatic organisms that spend only part of their life cycle as free-swimming plankton; in mathematics, a meromorphic complex function is differentiable except for some singularities, so only partially analytic; a meronym is a term which denotes part of something but which is used to refer to the whole of it, for example faces when used to mean people.

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