Origin of -oid
WORDS THAT USE -OID
What does -oid mean?
The suffix –oid comes from Greek –oeidēs, from eîdos meaning “form.”
What are variants of –oid?
The plural form of –oid used in the names of zoological classes is –oidea, as in cynoidea. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use article on –oidea.
Examples of -oid
The fact– part of the word here literally means “fact,” as in “something that actually exists.” The suffix –oid means “resembling,” as we have seen. Factoid literally means “resembling a fact.”
What are some words that use the suffix –oid?
What are some other forms that –oid may be commonly confused with?
How to use -oid in a sentence
Erasistratos de kantautha proteron poisas to deuteron ouk oid' hops ouk aisthanetai.
Kaitoi taut' ouk oid' hops exnechthn eipein ou proelomenos all' hyp' auts tou logou ts akolouthias anankastheis.
Thallog′enous, belonging to the thallogens; Thall′oid, Thall′ose, resembling a thallus.
Varicell′ar, pertaining to varicella; Varicell′oid, resembling varicella.
Anthropoid, an′throp-oid, adj. in the form of or resembling man.