-oid

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See also: oíd, öid, and o.i.d.

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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).

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-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.
    human + ‎-oid → ‎humanoid
    sterol + ‎-oid → ‎steroid

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin -oides, from Greek -οειδής(-oeidḗs), from εἶδος(eîdos)

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Suffix[edit]

-oid

  1. -oid (adjective or substantive)

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