Interfix.  (chiefly, in verb forms) ''Added after a word’s terminal ‘c’ when it is suffixed by a morpheme beginning in ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘y’, ‘æ’, or ‘œ’ (usually'' (term, sc unicode) ''or'' (term, sc unicode) ''), so as to preserve its “hard”'' (IPAchar, [k]) ''sound (as opposed to'' (IPAchar, [s]) '').''.

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