noun combining form -mas·tix \¦mastiks\

Definition of -mastix

  1. 1 plural -es :  attacker of a (specified) person or thing Latinomastix

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Greek mastig-, mastix] a :  one having (such) a whip —in generic names in zoology Uromastix b :  one having (such) a flagellum or (such or so many) flagella —in generic names in zoology Chilomastix

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Origin and Etymology of -mastix

Greek mastig-, mastix whip, scourge

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