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 History of this Word

"oid" is from "eidos" (form or shape) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this suffix,
bacteroid
cerebroid
crystalloid
metalloid

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-oid" is a type of suffix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

-oid illustration The dark humanoid figure was floating at a high altitude.
-oid illustration Scientists studying two asteroids confirmed that sunlight can affect rotation because they are not perfectly round.