-ium

-ium [ē əm, yəm]
[ModL < L, ending of certain neuter nouns] suffix
1.
a) forming Modern Latin names for chemical elements [sodium]
b) forming the names of certain positive ions [ammonium, carbonium]
2. forming the names of certain biological structures [conidium, syncytium]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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