-opsis


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-opsis

suff.
Something resembling a specified thing: caryopsis.

[Greek, sight, seeing, like, from opsis, sight, appearance; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
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-opsis

n combining form
indicating a specified appearance or resemblance: meconopsis.
[from Greek opsis sight]
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-opsis

a combining form meaning “likeness,” used esp. in the names of living organisms and organic structures that resemble the thing named by the initial element: coreopsis.
[< Greek ópsis appearance]
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