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(Latin: a suffix that forms nouns; pertaining to, like; connected with, belonging to, resembling)

malarian (adjective), more malarian, most malarian
Pertaining to or causing a serious parasitic disease which is caused by the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes: The period between a mosquito bite and the malarian symptoms is usually a week or two; however, it can be as long as a year if the person has been taking anti-malarian drugs which only suppresses rather than cures the disease.
A honey eater.
1. In the etymological sense, relating or pertaining to a thousand.
2. One who holds or believes that Christ will reign on earth in person for a thousand years; a believer in the millennium.
ophidian (s) (noun), ophidians (pl)
A reptile belonging to the Ophidie, which is scaly, limbless and elongated; a serpent: Janet had an interest in ophidians as a result of learning about them in her biology class and she even had a terrarium, or a glass container, at home with two garter snakes in it.
A snake or serpent.
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A reference to a group of mammals containing the sloths which thrive primarily on leaves.
A reference to an extensive division of birds which includes the woodpeckers, toucans, trogons, hornbills, kingfishers, motmots, rollers, and goatsuckers.

Some writers also include the cuckoos, swifts, and humming birds.

1. Someone who comes from an island of the central or southern Pacific.
2. A group of Austronesian languages, including Fijian, Hawaiian, and Maori, spoken on islands of the central and southern Pacific.
1. A typeface (font) used in ancient Roman inscriptions.
2. A resident of modern Rome.
3. An inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire.
4. Relating to or characteristic of Rome; especially ancient Rome.
5. Relating to or characteristic of people of Rome.
6. A reference to or supporting Romanism; such as, "The Roman Catholic Church".
7. Relating to, or built in, a style characteristic of the buildings of ancient Rome, especially in having rounded arches, vaults, and domes.
urban (adjective), more urban, most urban
1. Descriptive of or relating to a town or a city: Many people have decided to move from their rural villages to larger urban areas where there are more cultural events, concerts, etc. that are available for them to enjoy.
2. Etymology: from Latin urbanus, from urbs, "city."
Characteristic of a city or town.
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