-phane(redirected from -phan)
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A substance resembling something specified: tryptophan.
n combining form
indicating something resembling a specified substance: cellophane.
[from Greek phainein to shine, (in passive) appear]
a combining form occurring in the names of substances, esp. minerals, that seem like or have the appearance of that named by the initial element: cymophane; hydrophane.