solenoid etymology

English word solenoid comes from English -oid, Ancient Greek σωλήν

Detailed word origin of solenoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
σωλήν Ancient Greek (grc)
solenoid English (eng) A coil of wire that acts as a magnet when an electric current flows through it. A mechanical switch consisting of such a coil containing a metal core, the movement of which is controlled by the current.

Words with the same origin as solenoid

Descendants of -oid
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