(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.

noctilionine: bats
1. A reference to bats; of bats.
2. Belonging to the genus Noctilio.
nymphine: young girl
Nymphal; having the features of a young girl, especially a beautiful one.
octopine: octopus, octopi
A reference to octopi.
odobenine: walruses
Of or pertaining to walruses; characteristic of or like walruses.
opaline: opal
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the opal, a gem that is composed of a translucent mineral of hydrated silica.
orygine: antelope, antelopes
Resembling an antelope of the genus Oryx, especially belonging to an African group including the addax, gemsbuck, roan, and sable antelopes; which share certain characteristics with the oryx, such as long horns, tufted tails, and large, square teeth.
oscine: song birds
1. A reference to song birds.
2. Of, relating to, or belonging to the Oscines, a large suborder of passerine birds that includes most songbirds.
ostracine: oysters
A reference to oysters.
Ovibovine: musk oxen
1. A reference to musk oxen.
2. Having characteristics intermediate between those of sheep and oxen; such as, a musk ox.
ovine: sheep
1. A reference to sheep.
2. Of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or characteristics of, sheep or a sheep.
3. In Zoology, belonging to the Ovinae, a subfamily of ruminants, comprising the various kinds of sheep.
4. Sheeplike, sheepish; cowardly.
paludine: marsh
Of or pertaining to a marsh.
palumbine: wood-pigeon, ring-dove
Belonging to the wood-pigeon or ring-dove.
pantherine (adjective), more pantherine, most pantherine
1. Resembling a panther, spotted like a panther or characteristic of a panther as in coloring, markings, or movements.
2. A reference to a fierce or savage man.
3. Etymology: folk etymology which indicates that it is derived from Greek pan-, "all" + ther, "beast of prey".
papyrine: paper
1. Resembling paper.
2. Made of pypyrus.
pardine: leopard, leopards
1. Belonging to the leopard family.
2. Pertaining to leopards.