-phane

World English Dictionary
-phane
 
n combining form
indicating something resembling a specified substance: cellophane
 
[from Greek phainein to shine, (in passive) appear]

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Word Origin & History

-phane
comb. form meaning "having the appearance of," from Gk. -phanes, from phainein "to show," phainesthai "to appear" (see phantasm).
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Medical Dictionary

-phane or -phan
suff.
A substance resembling something specified: tryptophan.

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