Etymology
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-ella 

diminutive word-forming element, from Latin -ella, fem. of -ellus.

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phyco- 

word-forming element in modern science meaning "seaweed, algae," from Latinized form of Greek phykos "seaweed, sea wrack," also "rouge, red make-up made from seaweed;" Beekes writes that it is a loan-word from Semitic and compares Hebrew pūk "eye-rouge." "The meaning 'make-up' is therefore primary for [phykos], too; hence 'seaweed'." Compare fucus, which is probably a Latin borrowing of the Greek word.

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Serbo- 

word-forming element meaning "Serbian, Serbian and," from Latinized combining form of Serb.

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larvi- 

word-forming element in zoology, from combining form of larva (q.v.).

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onco- 

word-forming element meaning "bulk, mass," used from 19c., especially in medical use, "tumor," from Latinized form of Greek ogkos (pronounced "onkos") "bulk, size, mass, weight, swelling," in Modern Greek "tumor," a word of uncertain origin.

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-ase 

word-forming element used in naming enzymes, from ending of diastase.

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-ative 

word-forming element meaning "of or related to; tending to," from Latin -ativus.

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glosso- 

before vowels gloss-, word-forming element meaning "tongue," from Greek glosso-, used as a combining form of glōssa (Attic glōtta) "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)). Also sometimes meaning "gloss, word inserted as explanation," as in glossography "the writing of glosses."

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-genic 

word-forming element meaning "producing, pertaining to generation;" see -gen + -ic.

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-polis 

word-forming element meaning "city," from Greek polis "city, citadel" (see polis).

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