There are 3 definitions of -id in English:

-id1

Syllabification: -id

suffix

  • Forming adjectives such as putrid, torrid.

Origin

from French -ide, from Latin -idus.

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Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw

There are 3 definitions of -id in English:

-id2

Syllabification: -id

suffix

  • 1Forming nouns such as chrysalid, pyramid.
  • 2 Biology Forming names of structural constituents: plastid
  • 3 Botany Forming names of plants belonging to a family with a name ending in -idaceae: orchid

Origin

from or suggested by French -ide, via Latin -idis from Greek -is, -id-.

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There are 3 definitions of -id in English:

-id3

Syllabification: -id

suffix

  • Forming nouns:
  • 1 Zoology Denoting an animal belonging to a family with a name ending in -idae or to a class with a name ending in -ida: carabid arachnid
  • 2Denoting a member of a specified dynasty or family: Achaemenid Sassanid
  • 3 Astronomy Denoting a meteor in a shower radiating from a specified constellation: Geminids
  • 3.1Denoting a star of a class like one in a specified constellation: cepheid

Origin

from or suggested by Latin -ides (plural -idae, -ida), from Greek.

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