-oid

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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).

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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)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Common declensions of substantives are:
    genitive singular -en, nominative plural -en, gender m. (e.g. Android, Asteroid, Meteroid)
    genitive singular -[e]s, nominative plural -e, gender n. (e.g. Alkaloid, Metalloid)

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