aff. an adjective-forming suffix, now unproductive, with the meanings “like,”“tending to”:
burdensome; quarrelsome[/ex]
Etymology: ME; OE -sum, c. OFris-sum; akin to OOHG -sam, ON -samr, Go-sams II
aff. a collective suffix used with numerals:
Etymology: ME -sum, OE sum some (pronoun) III
aff. a combining form used in the names of structures or regions of a cell (chromosome; ribosome), chromosomes (autosome), or organisms having the form specified by the initial element (schistosome; trypanosome)
Etymology: < Gk sôma body; see soma

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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