-ole

-ole1
a suffix found in French loanwords of Latin origin, usually diminutives, and later in adaptations of words borrowed directly from Latin or in Neo-Latin coinages: areole; centriole; vacuole.
[ < F < L -olus, -ola, -olum, var. of -ulus -ULE with stems ending in a vowel]
-ole2
a suffix used in names of chemical compounds, esp. five-membered, unsaturated rings (carbazole; indole; thiazole) and, less systematically, aromatic ethers (anisole; safrole). Also, -ol2.
[ < F < L oleum OIL]

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Universalium. 2010.

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