from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Having the form of: plexiform.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix Having the shape or form of; looking like.
- suffix Related to formic acid in some way.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A suffix used to denote in the form or shape of, resembling, etc..
New Latin -fōrmis, from Latin fōrma, form.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin forma ("a form, contour, figure, shape, appearance, looks") (Wiktionary)
From formic, from Latin formica ("ant") (Wiktionary)