Forming adjectives such as putrid, torrid.
From French -ide from Latin -idus.
1Forming nouns such as chrysalid, pyramid.
Forming names of structural constituents.‘plastid’
Forming names of plants belonging to a family with a name ending in -idaceae.‘orchid’
From or suggested by French -ide, via Latin -idis from Greek -is, -id-.
Forming nouns denoting an animal belonging to a family with a name ending in -idae or to a class with a name ending in -ida.‘carabid’‘arachnid’
2Forming nouns denoting a member of a specified dynasty or family.
Forming nouns denoting a meteor in a shower radiating from a specified constellation.‘Geminids’
- 3.1Forming nouns denoting a star of a class like one in a specified constellation.‘cepheid’
- 3.1Forming nouns denoting a star of a class like one in a specified constellation.
From or suggested by Latin -ides (plural -idae, -ida), from Greek.