(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.

figuline: earthenware
1. Of earth; suitable for the potter.
2. That which is produced by the potter; made of earthenware.
1. Of or relating to Florence, Italy.
2. Of or relating to the style of art and architecture that flourished in Florence, Italy, during the Renaissance.
formicine, myrmicine: ants
Of, or of the nature of, ants.
Imitation fox-fur.
fringilline: finches
Similar to finches.
Pertaining to dark-gray aquatic birds of the genus Fulica.

fuliguline: ducks
Pertaining to eider ducks.
galline: domestic fowls
Similar to domestic fowl, including chickens, turkeys, etc.
garruline: magpies, jays
Pertaining to magpies and jays.
Similar to gazelles.
giraffine: giraffes
Of the nature of giraffes.
glassine: glass
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of glass.
2. A nearly transparent, resilient glazed paper resistant to the passage of air and grease.
hematine, haematine: blood
Resembling blood; blood-red.
In medicine, of or belonging to a day; daily; applied to a fever.
herpestine: mongoose
Similar to mongooses.