(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.

hippocampine: seahorses
Pertaining to seahorses or resembling a seahorses.
hippopotamine: hippopotamus
Pertaining to hippopotami or resembling a hippopotamus.
hippotigrine: zebras
1. A reference to zebras.
2. Having the characteristics of zebras.
hircine (adjective), more hircine, most hircine
1. In a literary sense, resembling a goat (not comparable): In the fairy tale June was reading, the wizard seemed to be of the lustful hircine type.
2. Descriptive of something having a goatish smell; goat-like: When Greg entered the kitchen, he perceived a hircine odor, perhaps from the cheese or milk his mother had put on the table!
hirudine: leeches
Of or pertaining to leeches.
hirundine: swallows, martins
Of or pertaining to swallows and martins.
homarine: lobster
Related to or having the characteristics of a lobster.
hominine: human
1. Of or belonging to mankind, zoologically; of the human species.
2. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a hominine or Homininae.
hyaline: glass
1. Resembling glass, as in translucence or transparency; glassy.
2. Clear, translucent, and containing no fibers or granular material.
hyenine: hykenas
A reference to hyenas. Like or characteristic of a hyena.
hylobatine: gibbons
A reference to gibbons.
hystricine: porcupines
A reference to porcupines.
ibidine: ibis
A reference to or related to the ibis.
icterine: blackbirds, bobolinks, meadolarks, orioles
A reference to or related to blackbirds, bobolinks, meadowlarks, and orioles.
infantine: child
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a child, infantile.