Talk:-statin

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-statin

Not really a suffix. See statin. DCDuring TALK 11:54, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

The etymology of the entry "statin" says that this was a suffix before it became a word in its own right. Compare ism vs. -ism. If the ety is correct, I would say keep. --Hekaheka 12:34, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Only AHD among OneLook Dictionaries provides etymological information, curiously close to what we show. Google Scholar does not cover years before 1990. A Google Books reference from 1959 mentions "statin" and names ending in "statin". We may not be able to improve our entries. DCDuring TALK 13:09, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
Keep per Hekaheka, provided the etymology of "statin" is correct. MWO says in "statin" that "statin" is derived from "-statin"[1]. AHD says that "statin" is derived from names ending in "-statin"[2]. Can you post a hyperlink to "A Google Books reference from 1959"? --Dan Polansky 00:37, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
In that case, keep. DAVilla 15:29, 29 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Kept. Ƿidsiþ 06:13, 24 April 2011 (UTC)