Definition of -oid in English:

-oid

Syllabification: -oid

suffix

  • Forming adjectives and nouns:
  • 1 Zoology Denoting an animal belonging to a higher taxon with a name ending in -oidea: hominoid percoid
  • 2Denoting form or resemblance: asteroid rhomboid

Origin

from modern Latin -oides, from Greek -oeidēs; related to eidos 'form'.

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