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 History of this Word

"ide" is from "acide" (acid) spoken in France

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
cyanide
lanthanide
bromide
azide

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ide" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates elements or compounds. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ide illustration
-ide illustration We would like to test a wide variety of polysaccharide structures.