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

oen(o)- In the US, often eno-

Wine.

[Greek oinos, wine.]

The study of wines is oenology; an oenophile is a connoisseur of wines; oenanthic acid (a seven-carbon organic acid also called heptanoic acid) contributes part of the characteristic smell of wine and is used in perfumery; oenocyanin is an extract from red grapes, containing tannins and a blue colouring matter, which is sometimes added to wine to give extra body; an oenocyte is a large wine-coloured cell in insects, usually occurring in groups associated with the epidermis or the fat body.

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