-an

suffix
1》 forming adjectives and nouns, especially from:
    ↘names of places: Cuban.
    ↘names of systems: Anglican.
    ↘names of zoological classes or orders: crustacean.
    ↘names of founders: Lutheran.
2》 Chemistry forming names of organic compounds, chiefly polysaccharides: dextran.
Origin
from L. -anus, -ana, -anum.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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