-ole

I
aff. a suffix found in French loanwords of Latin origin, usu. diminutives, and later in adaptations of words borrowed directly from Latin or in New Latin coinages:
areole; centriole; vacuole[/ex]
Etymology: < F < L -olus, -ola, -olum, var. of -ulus -ule with stems ending in a vowel II
-ole or -ol II
chem. aff. a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds, esp. five-membered, unsaturated rings (carbazole; indole; thiazole) and, less systematically, aromatic ethers (phenetole)
Etymology: < F < L oleum oil

From formal English to slang. 2014.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.