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-*Note that this last example is especially striking as laser is an acronym of the phrase //light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation//​. The seemingly removed morph //er// at the end of the noun is thus not the real suffix //-er//, but a pseudosuffix that resembles the suffix in words like //baker//, n., //lover//, n.+*Note that this last example is especially striking as //laser// is an acronym of the phrase //light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation//​. The seemingly removed morph //er// at the end of the noun is thus not the real suffix //-er//, but a pseudosuffix that resembles the suffix in words like //baker//, n., //lover//, n.