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 History of this Word

"phore" is from "pherein" (to carry) 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,
blastophore
gynophore
luminophore
trichophore

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-phore" is a type of suffix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

-phore illustration These letters may be passed by semaphore or by international code flags.
-phore illustration A chromatophore cell can do four colors, black, yellow, red, and blue.