a combining form meaning “maker,” used in the formation of compound words: spinifex.

Nearby words

  1. -facient,
  2. -favoured,
  3. -fer,
  4. -ferous,
  5. -fest,
  6. -fic,
  7. -fication,
  8. -fid,
  9. -flavin,
  10. -florous

Origin of -fex

< Latin, equivalent to -fec- (combining form of facere to make) + -s nominative singular ending. See -fic

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