-cule

I
aff.
var. of -cle I:
animalcule[/ex]
Etymology: (< F) < L -culus, -cula, -culum; see -cle I II
-cule
aff.
var. of -cle II:
ridicule[/ex]
Etymology: (< F) < L -culum, -cula; see -cle II

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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