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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
Words nearby -opsis
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Example sentences from the Web for -opsis
Amanitopsis is from Aminita and opsis, resembling; so called because it resembles the Amanita.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
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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