Etymology
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-etic 

word-forming element meaning "pertaining to," from Greek -etikos, adjectival suffix for nouns ending in -esis.

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plumbo- 

word-forming element meaning "lead" (the metal), from combining form of Latin plumbum "lead" (see plumb (n.)).

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-lith 

word-forming element meaning "stone, rock," from Modern Latin -lithus or French -lithe (see -lith).

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-lect 

word-forming element abstracted 20c. from dialect and in words meaning a regional or social variety of a language.

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musculo- 

word-forming element meaning "involving or pertaining to muscles," from combining form of Latin musculus "muscle" (see muscle (n.)).

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-iatry 

word-forming element meaning "medical treatment," from French -iatrie, from Greek iatreia "healing, medical treatment" (see -iatric).

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philo- 

before vowels phil-, word-forming element meaning "loving, fond of, tending to," from Greek philos (adj.) "dear, loved, beloved," as a noun, "friend," from philein "to love, regard with affection," a word of unknown origin. Productive of a great many compounds in ancient Greek (such as philokybos "a lover of dice-play"). Opposed to miso-. Compare -phile.

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-vorous 

word-forming element meaning "eating," from Latin -vorous, from stem of vorare "to devour" (from PIE root *gwora- "food, devouring").

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-lyze 

word-forming element for making verbs corresponding to nouns in -lysis. Chiefly U.S.; the British preferring -lyse.

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maxi- 

word-forming element meaning "maximum, very large or very long for its kind," abstracted from maximum.

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