<suffix>

1. A suffix denoting full of, containing, having the qualities of, like; as in verbose, full of words; pilose, hairy; globose, like a globe.

2. <chemistry> A suffix indicating that the substance to the name of which it is affixed is a member of the carbohydrate group; as in cellulose, sucrose, dextrose, etc.

Origin: L. -osus: cf. F. -ose.

(06 Feb 2009)

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<suffix>

1. A combining form or suffix that means full of, containing, having the qualities of, like; as in verbose, full of words; pilose, hairy; globose, like a globe.

2. <chemistry> A suffix indicating that the substance to the name of wich it is affixed is a member of the carbohydrate group; as in cellulose, sucrose, dextrose, etc.

Origin: L. -osus: cf. F. -ose. Cf. -ous.

(29 Oct 1998)

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