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-o-

-o-

See also: Appendix:Variations of "o"

English

Alternative forms

Interfix

-o-

  1. A linking vowel inserted interconsonantally between two morphemes, to ease pronunciation, without contributing to the meaning. It frequently joins words of Ancient Greek origin but can also be used between modern terms and even abbreviations.
    extreme + -o- + phile producing extremophile
    speed + -o- + meter producing speedometer
    blog + -o- + sphere producing blogosphere

Derived terms

Category English words infixed with -o- not found

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Translations

Etymology 2

Designated in the USAN guidelines for non-proprietary names of monoclonal antibodies.

Affix

-o-

  1. (pharmacology) a monoclonal antibody derived from a murine source
Related terms
  • -mab is the base suffix common to all monoclonal antibodies. (See that entry for full paradigm.)
References
  • USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, U.S. Pharmacopeia, 2000

Czech

Interfix

-o-

  1. -o-

Derived terms

Category Czech words infixed with -o- not found

French

Interfix

-o-

  1. -o-

Derived terms

Category French words infixed with -o- not found

Hungarian

Interfix

-o-

  1. A suffix-initial vowel (or linking vowel) inserted interconsonantally between the word stem and the suffix, to ease pronunciation, without contributing to the meaning.
    kor (age)korok (ages)

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Latin

Etymology

Adopted from the thematic vowel in Ancient Greek, often used to form nominal compounds. In Ancient Greek, the connective suffix originates in compounds where the first member is thematic, such as (whence democracy), but was extended by analogy to other stems, such as (whence metropolis). The suffix was borrowed as a connective into Latin, mainly in compounds of Greek origin. The suffix becomes productive and forms new compounds in learned humanist Latin, from the 16th century. The connective is especially productive in connecting ethnonyms or geographical terms; genuine Greek stems include Gallo-, and Syro-, but most are of medieval or modern origin, productive from the 15th century, such as Anglo-, Graeco- or Latino-.

Interfix

-o-

  1. (post-classical Latin) Suffix forming nominal compounds (such as gallograecus (Gallo-Greek), from gallicus (Gallic) and graecus (Greek)).

Serbo-Croatian

Interfix

-o- (Cyrillic spelling -о-)

  1. Interfix used for forming nominal compounds.
    kiš + -o- + -brankȉšobrān

Swedish

Interfix

-o-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Swedish_words_interfixed_with_-o-'>Swedish words interfixed with -o-</a>

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