Table 1

Biomedical suffixes involved in the extension of the morpho-guessing rules

suffix

POS

examples

suffix

POS

examples


-ase

noun

synthase, kinase

-in

noun

actin, kanamycin

-ity

noun

chronicity, hypochromicity

-ion

noun

septation, reguion

-on

noun

replicon, intron

-ol

noun

glycosylphosphatidylinositol

-ose

noun

isomaltotetraose, isomaltotriose

-or

noun

cofactor, repressor/activator

-yl

noun

hydroxyethyl, hydroxymethyl

-ine

noun

5-(hydroxymethyl)-2'-deoxyuridine

-ide

noun

iodide, oligodeoxynucleotide

-i

noun

casei, lactococci, termini

-ic

adjective

glycolytic, ribonucleic, uronic

-al

adjective

ribosomal, ribsosomal

-ive

adjective

nonpermissive, thermosensitive

-ar

adjective

intermolecular, intramolecular

-ble

adjective

inducible, metastable

-ous

adjective

exogenous, heterologous

-ae

latin adj.

influenzae, tarentolae

-us

latin adj.

pentosaceus, luteus, carnosus

-um

latin adj.

japonicum, tabacum, xylinum

-is

latin adj.

brevis, israelensis

-fold

adj./adv.

10-fold, 4.5-fold, five-fold


Pyysalo et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2006 7(Suppl 3):S2   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-S3-S2

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