Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-ole2

Forming nouns.

[Latin -olus, -ola, -olum.]

Some examples are formed from words that were originally Latin diminutives; others have been created in French or as modern Latin coinages: areole (via French from Latin areola, diminutive of area), a small circular area, especially one bearing spines or hairs on a cactus; centriole (modern Latin centriolum, diminutive of centrum, centre), each of a pair of minute cylindrical organelles near the nucleus in animal cells; vacuole (French, diminutive of Latin vacuus, empty), a space or vesicle within the cytoplasm of a cell; fumarole (Latin fumariolum, a vent, a diminutive based on Latin fumus, smoke), an opening in or near a volcano, through which hot sulphurous gases emerge; casserole (French, diminutive of casse, spoon-like container), a kind of slowly-cooked stew or the dish it is cooked in.

See also -ula and -ule.

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