-id

-id1
suffix forming adjectives such as putrid.
Origin
from Fr. -ide from L. -idus.
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-id2
suffix
1》 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.
Origin
from or suggested by Fr. -ide, via L. -idis from Gk -is, -id-.
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-id3
suffix 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.
Origin
from or suggested by L. -ides (plural -idae, -ida), from Gk.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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