-an definition

  • suffix:
    • Of, associated with, or resembling: brachyuran.
    • One associated with, belonging to, or resembling: librarian.
    • Unsaturated carbon element: urethan.
    • Anhydride of a carbohydrate: dextran.
    • of or with respect to; adjective suffix appended to various terms, often nouns, to make an adjective type. Often added to terms of Latin source, but used with various other words also.
    • Appended to nouns to create a representative noun.

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