-oid

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*weyd-

Ancient Greek -ειδής ‎(-eidḗs), -οειδής ‎(-oeidḗs) (the ο being the last vowel of the stem to which the suffix is attached); from εἶδος ‎(eîdos, form, likeness).

Suffix[edit]

-oid

  1. Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Suffix appended to various words to make an adjective form.
    humanhumanoid
    sterolsteroid
    freakfreakazoid

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