- Suffix. (context, not productive except in zoology) of or pertaining to; appended to various foreign words to make an English adjective form. Often added to words of Greek, sometimes Latin, origin.
- Suffix. (chiefly, _) Forming nouns from Latin or Greek roots, including certain plant names modelled on Latin sources, and the names of meteors.
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