One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
suffixBiochemistry Chemistry Physics
1Forming nouns denoting subatomic particles or quanta.‘neutron’‘photon’
2Forming nouns denoting molecular units.‘codon’
3Forming nouns denoting substances.‘interferon’
-on (sense 1) originally in electron, from ion, influenced (as in -on (sense 2)) by Greek on ‘being’; -on (sense 3) is on the pattern of words such as cotton or from German -on.
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