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

-phane Also -phan.

Having a given appearance.

[Greek -phanēs, appearing.]

This appears in several names for minerals, such as glaucophane (Greek glaukos, bluish-green), a bluish sodium-containing mineral of the amphibole group, and allophane (Greek allos, otherwise), an aluminium silicate whose colour is lost when heated. Other examples include lithophane (Greek lithos, stone), a kind of ornamentation of porcelain visible when held to the light; tryptophan (sometimes tryptophane), an amino acid which is a constituent of most proteins and is associated with trypsin, a digestive enzyme, as it is formed during digestion; and cellophane (from cellulose), a trademarked name for a thin transparent wrapping material made from viscose.

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