-oid


-oid
-oid [oid]
[Gr -o-eidēs < -O-, termination of preceding element + -eidēs, -oid < eidos, a form, shape < IE base * weid-, to see > IDEA, WISE1, L videre] suffix
1. forming adjectives like or resembling (something specified) [crystalloid]
2. forming nouns something resembling (something specified) [celluloid, android]

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