-oecious etymology

English word -oecious comes from English -ous, Ancient Greek οἰκία

Detailed word origin of -oecious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
οἰκία Ancient Greek (grc)
-oecious English (eng) (biology) Forms adjectives describing the host of an organism.. Forms adjectives describing the arrangement of sexual organs.

Words with the same origin as -oecious

Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous