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

-onic

Organic acids.

[From -one plus -ic.]

Some examples are sulphonic acid (US sulfonic), a member of a group of organic acids containing the group —SO2OH; phosphonic acid, a crystalline dibasic acid of formula HPO(OH)2; propionic acid (Greek pro, before, plus piōn, fat, it being the first member of the fatty acid series to form fats), a liquid organic acid produced in some forms of fermentation and used for inhibiting the growth of mould in bread; arachidonic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid present in animal fats, important in metabolism.

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