See also: oído
From international -oid.
- Rhymes: -ido
- indicates similarity in form with the root without being the root
A technical suffix, commonly used for geometric shapes, anatomical parts, and biological names of taxonomic units. Many of these, such as asteroido, are inherited and are not derivable within Esperanto.
- afiksoido (“a morpheme which resembles an affix, but also behaves as a root, such as re-, dis-, ek-, -ebla, -enda, -ujo, -aro, -ido”)
- araneoida (“arachnoid: resembling a spider or spider web”)
- arboida (“arborescent: resembling a tree”)
- elipsoido (“ellipsoid: a three-dimensional form with a cross-section in the shape of an ellipse”)
- koroida (“cardioid: resembling a heart”)
- metaloido (“metalloid: an element with some of the properties of a metal”)
- sferoido (“spheroid: a shape resembling a sphere”)