oid

-oid

a suffix meaning “resembling,” “like,” used in the formation of adjectives and nouns (and often implying an incomplete or imperfect resemblance to what is indicated by the preceding element): alkaloid; anthropoid; cardioid; cuboid; lithoid; ovoid; planetoid.
Compare -ode1.


Origin:
< Greek -oeidēs, equivalent to -o- -o- + -eidēs having the form of, derivative of eîdos form

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-oid
 
suffix forming adjectives, —suffix forming nouns
indicating likeness, resemblance, or similarity: anthropoid
 
[from Greek -oeidēs resembling, form of, from eidos form]

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-oid
suffix for "like, like that of," from Gk. -oeides, from eidos "form," related to idein "to see," eidenai "to know;" lit. "to see," from PIE *weid-es-, from base *weid- "to see, to know" (see vision).
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Medical Dictionary

-oid suff.
Resembling; one that resembles: cancroid.

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Science Dictionary
-oid  
A suffix meaning "like" or "resembling," as in ellipsoid, a geometric solid that resembles an ellipse.
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OID definition


object identifier

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OID
object identifier
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