a suffix used to form adjectives meaning `like' or `resembling', and nouns meaning `something resembling' what is indicated by the preceding part of the word (and often implying an incomplete or imperfect resemblance), as in alkaloid, anthropoid, cardioid, cuboid, lithoid, ovoid, planetoid.

{Greek -oeidēs, from -o- (connective vowel from preceding word element) + -eidēs having the form of, like, from eidos form. Compare -ode1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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