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1. A suffix used to form adjectives (arid; rapid).

2. A suffix used to form nouns in general (pyramid).

3. <biology> of structural constituents (plastid).

4. <botany> of a plant belonging to a family with a name in -idaceae (orchid).

5. Forming nouns denoting:1 Zool. an animal belonging to a family with a name in -idae or a class with a name in -ida (canid; arachnid).

6. a member of a person's family (Seleucid from Seleucus).

7. <astronomy> A meteor in a group radiating from a specified constellation (Leonid from Leo). A star of a class like one in a specified constellation (cepheid).

Origin: from or suggested by French -ide, via Latin -is -idis from Greek -is -ida or -idos

(06 Feb 2009)

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