a combining form meaning “likeness,” used especially in the names of living organisms and organic structures that resemble the thing named by the initial element: coreopsis.
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Origin of -opsis
From the Greek word ópsis appearance, sight
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British Dictionary definitions for -opsis
n combining form
indicating a specified appearance or resemblancemeconopsis
Word Origin for -opsis
from Greek opsis sight
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