oxysome etymology

English word oxysome comes from English oxy- (Sharp, keen, acute, pungent, acid Concerning oxygen.), English -some

Detailed word origin of oxysome

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
oxy- English (eng) Sharp, keen, acute, pungent, acid Concerning oxygen.
-some English (eng) Characterized by some specific condition or quality. Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members A body A chromosome.
oxysome English (eng) (biology) One of the small round bodies found in the folds of the cristae in the inner mitochondrial membrane, and involved in ATP synthesis.

Words with the same origin as oxysome

Descendants of oxy-
californium oxychloride deoxycholate deoxyribonucleic deoxyribose deoxyuridine omeprazole oxyacetic oxyacetylene oxyamphetamine oxyarc oxybromination oxybutyric oxycalcium oxycephaly oxychalcogenide oxyconformity oxyferryl oxyfunctionalization oxygraph oxyhalide oxyhydroxide oxynitride oxyphilic oxyresveratrol oxytelluride
Descendants of -some
awesome awesomely awesomeness bothersome burdensome clawsome cumbersome dumb sauce fearsome floatsome foursome leafsome lifesome lonesome meddlesome ogglesome pitysome quarrelsome selfsome tiresome troublesome wandersome wearisome worrisome