a morpheme that serves as an affix, not as a base, or root, in word formation.
any noninflectional morpheme, whether base or affix.
How Are Newly Discovered Chemical Elements Named?Unlike common elements, newer elements are synthesized in a lab; they are not observed in nature. They are very unstable and quickly dissolve into other elements. So how do scientists name them?
Origin of formative element
First recorded in 1870–75
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