(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.

Having the characteristics of absinth; bitter.
1. Of, or pertaining to, the Acanthus [thorny, prickly, spiny] plants.
2. In popular use, the name is chiefly native to the shores of the Mediterranean, and cultivated in England, celebrated among the Greeks and Romans for the elegance of its leaves.
acarine (s) (noun), acarines (pl)
1. Of, belonging, or due, to Acari or mites.
2. The family Acariformes, a diverse suborder of mites (Acari) comprising three subgroups that include phytophagous, fungivorous, predatory, and parasitic forms.
3. A member of the order Acarina.
accipitrine: hawks, eagles
1. A reference to hawks and eagles.
2. The family Accipitridae, eagles, harriers, hawks, kites, Old World vultures; large and diverse family of raptors (Falconiformes) distributed worldwide except for polar regions.

They feed mainly on small vertebrates captured using powerful feet, some feeding on carrion; solitary or gregarious in habits, monogamous, nesting in trees, cliffs, or on the ground. There are about 215 species.

Some writers use accipitrine figuratively as the equivalent of “predatory”.

Denoting members of the protozoan suborder Acephalina (order Eugregarinida), characterized by simple noncompartmentalized bodies, that parasitize invertebrates.
Of the form or appearance of little heaps.
A reference to sturgeons included in the family Acipenseridae that consists of large (1 to 5.5 meters) freshwater or anadromous fishes that are widespread in the northern hemisphere.

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.

1. Made of or resembling adamant (a legendary stone thought to be impenetrable); having the hardness or luster of a diamond.
2. Characterized as unyielding, inflexible; resolute.
adulterine (adjective), more adulterine, most adulterine
1. Characterized by making something impure, spurious, or inferior by adding extraneous or improper ingredients.
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.
aedine: mosquito
Like the mosquito of the genus Aädes that transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.
Having the appearance of agate; of the nature of agate.
Of or resembling alabaster.
alaudine: larks
1. Having the characteristics of skylarks.
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.

alcelaphine: antelopes
Similar to or like antelopes.
alci(di)ne: seabirds
1. Similar to auks and puffins.
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.