-ium
noun suffix 1. [New Latin, from Latin, ending of some neuter nouns] a. a chemical element <
sodium
>
b. cation <
tetrazolium
>
2. plural -iums or -ia [New Latin, from Latin, from Greek -ion] small one ; mass — especially in botanical terms <
pollinium
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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