-cule

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variant of -cle1: animalcule; molecule; reticule.

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Origin of -cule

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(< F) < Latin -culus, -cula, -culum; see -cle1

Words nearby -cule

Definition for -cule (2 of 2)

-cule2

variant of -cle2: ridicule.

Origin of -cule

2
(< F) < Latin -culum, -cula; see -cle2
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British Dictionary definitions for -cule

-cule

suffix forming nouns

indicating smallnessanimalcule

Word Origin for -cule

from Latin -culus, diminutive suffix; compare -cle
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