-oid

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See also: oíd, öid, and o.i.d.

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Etymology[edit]

From 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. Resembling; having the likeness of (usually including the concept of not being the same despite the likeness, but counterexamples exist).
    human + ‎-oid → ‎humanoid
    sterol + ‎-oid → ‎steroid
  2. (less commonly) Of, pertaining to, or related to.
    lympho- + ‎-oid → ‎lymphoid
    myelo- + ‎-oid → ‎myeloid
    The word myeloid usually means "bone marrow–related" rather than "bone marrow–like," despite that the suffix -oid usually means "-like" rather than "-al/-ar/-ate/-ian/-ic".

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  • “-oid” may be suffixed to nouns and adjectives to form nouns and adjectives.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin -oīdēs, from Ancient Greek -οειδής (-oeidḗs), from εἶδος (eîdos).

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-oid

  1. -oid (adjective or substantive)

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Ancient Greek -ειδής (-eidḗs).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔ.it/
  • Rhymes: -ɔit
  • Syllabification: o‧id

Suffix[edit]

-oid m

  1. -oid
    bakteria + ‎-oid → ‎bakteroid

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Further reading[edit]

  • -oid in Polish dictionaries at PWN