Aceous Definition

āzhəs
suffix
Of or relating to.
Amylaceous.
American Heritage
Resembling or having the nature of.
Amentaceous.
American Heritage
Belonging to a taxonomic group.
Orchidaceous.
American Heritage
affix
Of the nature of, like, belonging to, producing, or characterized by.
Herbaceous.
Webster's New World
other
A suffix used to form adjectives meaning “made of” or “resembling” a particular substance or material, such as silicaceous, containing silicon.
American Heritage Science
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Origin of Aceous

  • New Latin, from Latin -aceus (“of a certain kind”); related to -ac, -ax, a Latin adjectival suffix.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin -āceus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • L -aceus

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

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