Etymology
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melano- 

word-forming element meaning "black," from Greek melano-, combining form of melas (genitive melanos) "black, dark, murky,"probably from a PIE root *melh-"black, of darkish color" (source also of Sanskrit malinah "dirty, stained, black," Lithuanian mėlynas"blue," Latin mulleus "reddish"). 

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-oholic 

word-forming element abstracted from alcoholic (q.v.); also see -aholic, which has tended to replace it in word formation.

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-ologist 

word-forming element; see -ology + -ist.

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-metric 

word-forming element representing -metry + -ic.

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-lite 

word-forming element meaning "stone," from French -lite, variant of -lithe, from Greek lithos "stone" (see litho-). The form perhaps influenced by chemical word-forming element -ite (1).

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-ular 

word-forming element, see -ule + -ar.

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-ial 

adjectival word-forming element, variant of -al (1) with connective -i-. From Latin -ialis, in which the -i- originally was from the stem of the word being attached but later came to be felt as connective.

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-tuple 

1863, word-forming element abstracted from quintuple, etc.

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-ocracy 

word-forming element; -cracy with a connective -o-.

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-ella 

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

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