-phane

aff. a combining form occurring in the names of substances, esp. minerals, that seem like or have the appearance of that named by the initial element:
cymophane; hydrophane[/ex]
Etymology: < Gk-phanēs, adj. der. ofphaínesthaito seem, appear; cf. allophane, -phany

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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