-oid, -oidal, -oidism, -odic

(Greek: a suffix; like, resembling, similar to, form)

aneroid (adjective), more aneroid, most aneroid
Relating to or referring to being without fluid or actuated without a flowing substance: The aneroid barometer measures air pressure by the action of air and not by using liquids.
aneuploid (adjective), more aneuploid, most aneuploid
A reference to, or descriptive of, the condition of having an abnormal number of chromosomes for the species indicated.
aneuploidy (s) (noun), aneuploidies (pl)
1. The condition of having an abnormal number of chromosomes for the species indicated.
2. Etymology: from Greek an-, "not" + eu-, "well" + ploos, "fold" + eidos, "form, shape".
Resembling or like angina, especially angina pectoris.
Like or resembling a blood or lymph vessel.
1. Resembling an angioma.
2. A mass of dilated, twisted vessels, that resembles an angioma.
1. Resembling a flower.
2. Like a flower.
An individual animalcule of a compound Zoophyte.
anthropoid (adjective), more anthropoid, most anthropoid
Resembling or having the characteristics of a person; used especially to refer to the human-like apes, including chimpanzees, gorillas, and many ancient apes: Harry's brother looked more anthropoid than an actual man because of his size and unusually hairy body.
Resembling a human being; such as, apes.
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anthropoidal (adjective), more anthropoidal, most anthropoidal
1. A reference to the form of a person, man-like.
2. Characterized by being shaped like a creature that is human in form only: There are anthropoidal apes and robots.
1. Covered with, or formed by long, delicate, cobweb-like hairs or fibers.
2. The delicate serous membrane, or membranous sac, lining the dura mater, and enveloping the brain and spinal cord.

Like a cobweb referring to a thin membrane between two other membranes surrounding the brain and the spinal cord.

Like or similar to a bear.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "form, shape, appearance": eido-; figur-; form-; icono-; ideo-; imag-; morpho-; typo-.