(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.
2. Having the qualities of being obstinate, stupid, doltish, silly, etc.: Ralph was accused of having asinine suggestions for solving Hugo's financial problems.
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They are part of the Viperidae family, that includes vipers, rattlesnakes, and moccasins.
This family contains about 180 species of medium-sized highly venomous snakes (Serpentes) and are typically terrestrial, nocturnal, feed on small mammals, and a few species are arboreal or fossorial [adapted for digging or burrowing].
They reproduce via oviparous or ovoviviparous.
2. There are multivoltines.
Some species produce one, two, three, four, six, or even eight broods per annum, and in the commercial world are distinguished as, univoltines, bivoltins, trivoltins, quadrivoltins, etc.
2. Bombycidae is a family of broad robust moths (lepidoptera) from Asia that comprises about 100 species, including the domesticated silkworm that no longer exists in the wild; commercial silk is derived from the pupal cocoon.
2. A reference to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.
3. Applied figuratively to people or their behavior to mean "dull, stolid, stupid, oxlike; cowlike", and "listless".