-opsis - definition of -opsis by The Free Dictionary
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Something resembling a specified thing: caryopsis.
n combining form
indicating a specified appearance or resemblance: meconopsis.
[from Greek opsis sight]
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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The genus name is formed from the Greek adjective meristo meaning "divided" and the noun -opsis
meaning "face", and refers to the conspicuous frontal carinae.
Name Origin: From the Greek words echinos (hedgehog) and -opsis (appearance).
Name Origin: From the Greek words phalaina (moth) and -opsis (resembling).