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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English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
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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