-phorous

-phorous

a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -phore:, gonophorous.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin -phorus < Greek -phoros bearing. See -phore, -ous

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To -phorous
Collins
World English Dictionary
-phore
 
n combining form
indicating a person or thing that bears or produces: gonophore; semaphore
 
[from New Latin -phorus, from Greek -phoros bearing, from pherein to bear]
 
-phorous
 
adj combining form

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;