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  • suffix Combining form meaning bearer of the element preceding.

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  • suffix Bearer or carrier of.

Etymologies

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From New Latin -phorus, from Ancient Greek -φορος (-phoros, "bearing"), a derivative of φέρειν (phérein, "to bear, to carry")

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