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Glossary of Nouns of the third declension, Lesson 2

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-al
adjectival suffix (Latin derived)

pertaining to, located in
-ase
noun forming suffix

forms names of enzymes
-asia,
-asis(rare)
abstract noun forming suffix

state, condition
-ema

-emat-
abstract noun forming suffix
has a combined form -emat-

state, condition
-esis
abstract noun forming suffix

state, condition, procedure
-etic
adjective forming suffix
often forms nouns ending in -esis

pertaining to
-ics,
-tics
noun forming suffix, indicating a particular science or study

science or study of
-ism
abstract noun forming

state, condition, quality
-ismus
abstract noun forming

state, condition, muscular spasm
-oid
-ode,-id (rarely)
noun and adjective forming suffix

indicating a particular shape, form, or resemblance: like, resembling
-oma

-omat-
-omata-
abstract noun forming suffix
has combining forms -omat-,-omata-

usually tumor, occasionally disease,
-ose
adjective suffix (Latin derived)

used to form names of chemical substances,
full ofm resembling
-ous
adjectival suffix (Latin derived)

pertaining to, characterized by, full of
-tics
See -ics
noun forming suffix

science or study of,
-us
noun forming ending (Latin)

condition, person, malformationed fetus (occasionally)
-ize
suffix (Greek derived)

to make, cause to be, become, engage in

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