merus

1 of 2

noun

me·​rus
ˈmi(ə)rəs
plural -es
: meropodite
especially : the meropodite of a chela constituting the enlarged palm of the hand

-merus

2 of 2

noun combining form

-mer·​us
mərəs
: animal or insect having a (specified) type of thigh
in generic names in entomology
TomicomerusSymmerus

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin, from Greek mēros thigh

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek mēros thigh

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“Merus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merus. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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