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Definition of -ID
What does -ID mean?
- [context: not productive except in zoology] of or pertaining to; appended to various foreign words to make an English adjective form. Often added to words of Greek, sometimes Latin, origin.
- synonym: -al
- [chiefly botany, astronomy] Forming nouns from Latin or Greek roots, including certain plant names modelled on Latin sources, and the names of meteors.