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Table 1 Biomedical suffixes involved in the extension of the morpho-guessing rules

From: Lexical adaptation of link grammar to the biomedical sublanguage: a comparative evaluation of three approaches

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