from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Body; particle: chromatid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix of or pertaining to; appended to various foreign words to make an English adjective or noun form. Often added to words of Greek, sometimes Latin, origin.
  • suffix Forming nouns from Latin or Greek roots, including certain plant names modelled on Latin sources, and the names of meteors.


Latin -is, -id-, feminine patronymic suff., from Greek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman -ide, Middle French -ide, from Latin -idus, of uncertain origin. (Wiktionary)
From Middle French -ide, French -ide, and their sources, Latin -id-, -is and Ancient Greek -ιδ-, -ις. (Wiktionary)


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