Etymology
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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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-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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-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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-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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-ular 
word-forming element, see -ule + -ar.
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Serbo- 
word-forming element meaning "Serbian, Serbian and," from Latinized combining form of Serb.
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-ella 
diminutive word-forming element, from Latin -ella, fem. of -ellus.
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