suffix forming adjectives meaning:
1》 productive of: loathsome.
2》 characterized by being: wholesome.
    ↘apt to: tiresome.
OE -sum.
suffix (forming nouns) denoting a group of a specified number: foursome.
OE sum 'some'.
combining form denoting a portion of a body, especially a particle of a cell: chromosome.
from Gk sōma 'body'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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