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1-on

noun suffix

Definition of -ON

:  chemical compound not a ketone or other oxo compound <parathion>

Origin of -ON

International Scientific Vocabulary, alteration of -one

2-on

noun suffix

Definition of -ON

1
:  subatomic particle <nucleon>
2
a :  unit :  quantum <photon> <magneton>
b :  basic hereditary component <cistron> <operon>

Origin of -ON

from -on (in ion)

3-on

noun suffix

Definition of -ON

:  noble gas <radon>

Origin of -ON

New Latin, from -on (in argon)

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