meronym

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meronym (ˈmɛrəʊˌnɪm)
 
n
a part of something used to refer to the whole, such as faces meaning people, as in they've seen a lot of faces come and go
 
[from Greek meros part + onuma name]

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meronym

noun
a word that names a part of a larger whole; "'brim' and 'crown' are meronyms of 'hat'" 
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