-opsis


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.

Nearby words

  1. -ont,
  2. -onym,
  3. -oon,
  4. -opia,
  5. -opsia,
  6. -opsy,
  7. -opy,
  8. -or,
  9. -orama,
  10. -orexia

Origin of -opsis

From the Greek word ópsis appearance, sight

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British Dictionary definitions for -opsis

-opsis

n combining form

indicating a specified appearance or resemblancemeconopsis

Word Origin for -opsis

from Greek opsis sight

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