-mer etymology

English word -mer comes from Ancient Greek μείρομαι

Detailed word origin of -mer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μείρομαι Ancient Greek (grc)
μέρος Ancient Greek (grc)
-mer English (eng) (chemistry) Used to form words relating to chemical structure, denoting parts of a molecule, for example, monomer (one part), dimer (two parts), polymer (many parts).