- -id1suffix forming adjectives such as putrid.Originfrom Fr. -ide from L. -idus.————————-id2suffix1》 forming nouns such as pyramid.2》 Biology forming names of structural constituents: plastid.3》 Botany forming names of plants belonging to a family with a name ending in -idaceae: orchid.Originfrom or suggested by Fr. -ide, via L. -idis from Gk -is, -id-.————————-id3suffix forming nouns:1》 Zoology denoting an animal belonging to a family with a name ending in -idae or to a class with a name ending in -ida: arachnid.2》 denoting a member of a specified dynasty or family.3》 Astronomy denoting a meteor in a shower radiating from a specified constellation: Geminids.Originfrom or suggested by L. -ides (plural -idae, -ida), from Gk.
English new terms dictionary. 2014.