-phorous


a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -phore: gonophorous.

Nearby words

  1. -phobic,
  2. -phone,
  3. -phony,
  4. -phore,
  5. -phoresis,
  6. -phrenia,
  7. -phyl,
  8. -phyll,
  9. -phyllous,
  10. -phyre

Origin of -phorous

< New Latin -phorus < Greek -phoros bearing. See -phore, -ous

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