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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-ode1

Like; of the nature of.

[Greek adjectival ending -ōdēs.]

This appears in several technical terms formed from Greek words ending in -ōdēs, such as geode (Greek geōdēs, earthy, from , earth), a small cavity in rock lined with crystals or other mineral matter; phyllode (Greek phullōdēs, leaf-like, from phullon, leaf), a winged leaf stalk which functions as a leaf; trematode (Greek trēmatōdēs, perforated, from trēma, hole), a member of a class of flatworms; cladode (Greek kladōdēs, with many shoots, from klados, shoot), a flattened leaf-like stem. Others created in imitation in English are nosode (Greek nosos, disease), a preparation of substances secreted in the course of a disease, used in homeopathy to treat that disease, and staminode, a sterile or abortive stamen, frequently resembling a stamen without its anther.

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