from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Bearer; carrier: chromatophore.
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- suffix Bearer or carrier of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- suffix Combining form meaning bearer of the element preceding.
From Greek -phoros, bearing, from pherein, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin -phorus, from Ancient Greek -φορος (-phoros, "bearing"), a derivative of φέρειν (phérein, "to bear, to carry") (Wiktionary)