-philic etymology

English word -philic comes from English -ic, Ancient Greek φίλος

Detailed word origin of -philic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
φίλος Ancient Greek (grc)
-philic English (eng)

Words with the same origin as -philic

Descendants of -ic
age alcoholic atomic basic criticism electronic engineering heroic idiotic magnetic math mathematics period physics psychiatric realistic romantic science stem tech technology teen teenage tonic topic
Descendants of φίλος
pedophile philosophy