variant of -cle1: animalcule; molecule; reticule.
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Origin of -cule1
From French, from Latin -culus, -cula, -culum; see -cle1
Words nearby -cule
Definition for -cule (2 of 2)
variant of -cle2: ridicule.
Origin of -cule2
From French, from Latin -culum, -cula; see -cle2
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British Dictionary definitions for -cule
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -cule
from Latin -culus, diminutive suffix; compare -cle
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