- a suffix of nouns, appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “like”; used in the formation of compound words: phyllode.
Origin of -ode1
< Greek -ōdēs, probably generalized from adjectives describing smells, as kēṓdēs smelling like incense; base ōd- of ózein to smell, give off odor
- a combining form meaning “way,” “road,” used in the formation of compound words: anode; electrode.
Origin of -ode2
< Greek -odos, combining form of hodós
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- denoting resemblancenematode
from Greek -ōdēs, from eidos shape, form
- denoting a path or wayelectrode
from Greek -odos, from hodos a way
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- Way; path:electrode.
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