(Greek > Latin: a suffix that is used to form hundreds of words that mean: similar to, resembling, like, characterized by, or of the nature of)
This element is also utilized to form abstract nouns; feminine common nouns; and it is used in chemistry to form names of alkaloids and bases or names of elements.
In popular use, the name is chiefly native to the shores of the Mediterranean, and cultivated in England, and is celebrated among the Greeks and Romans for the elegance of its leaves.
They have spindle-shaped bodies bearing rows of large bony scutes [external-bony scales]; mouth protrusible; teeth absent in adults; swim bladder large; contains twenty-five species, some exploited commercially; eggs marketed as caviar.
When Grace was at her dentist's office, he used some dental enamel when repairing her teeth and it had a very adamantine quality of being extremely hard and unbreakable.
2. Characterized as unyielding, inflexible; resolute: Jim's teacher was quite insistent and required, with adamantine discipline, that her students perform to their best ability in class and do their homework regularly.
2. A reference to something that is illegal or unauthorized by law: Adulterine activities that take place between a married person and a partner other than one's lawful spouse.
2. Larks, are members of the family Alaudidae which consists of about eighty species of small terrestrial passerine birds found worldwide in open barren areas and on shores.
They are gregarious, migratory, feed on invertebrates, and nest alone on the ground.
2. The Alcidae family consists of twenty-three species of diving seabirds found in the northern hemisphere; wings short and rounded offering poor flight but efficient underwater swimming.
They are gregarious, migratory, and feed mostly on fish and crustaceans.