suffix forming adjectives and nouns:
1》 Zoology denoting an animal belonging to a higher taxon with a name ending in -oidea: hominoid.
2》 denoting form or resemblance: asteroid.
-oidal suffix.
-oidally suffix.
from mod. L. -oides, from Gk -oeidēs; related to eidos 'form'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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