Definition of parasynthesis in English:

parasynthesis

noun

mass nounLinguistics
  • A process by which a term is formed by adding a bound morpheme (e.g. -ed) to a combination of existing words (e.g. black-eyed from black eye(s) + -ed).

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek parasunthesis, from para- ‘subsidiary’ + synthesis.

Pronunciation

parasynthesis

/parəˈsɪnθɪsɪs/