-urous

adjective combining form

-u·​rous
variants or -ourous
¦(y)u̇rəs,
¦(y)ür-
: tailed
xiphurous
anourous

Word History

Etymology

New Latin -urus, -ourus, from Greek -ouros, from oura tail; akin to Greek orrhos buttocks

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“-urous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-urous. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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