(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.

insectine: insect
Belonging to or characteristic of an insect.
internecine (adjective), more internecine, most internecine
1. Descriptive of denouncements which damage or injure participants on both sides of a conflict or contention: The presidential candidates have been hurling internecine accusations at each other.
2. Characterized by bloodshed or carnage: In Syria, there has been a brutal internecine war going on that has harmed millions of people.
3. Concerning a dispute that can tear an organization apart: The political party has been suffering because of bitter internecine disagreements.
4. Etymology: "deadly, destructive," from Latin internecinus, "very deadly, murderous, destructive"; from internecare, "to kill or to destroy"; from inter-, "among, between" + necare, "to kill".

The original meaning of internecine is "attended by great slaughter".

Relating to mutual killing or slaughter via warfare.
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ivorine: ivory
1. Consisting or made of ivory.
2. White and smooth like ivory.
kerasine: horn
Resembling horn; horny; corneous.
lacertine: lizards
A reference to lizards.
lacustrine: lakes
Of or pertaining to a lake or lakes.

A reference, especially, to plants and animals inhabiting lakes, and the geology of strata, etc.; which originated by deposition at the bottom of lakes; also with reference to lake-dwellings; such as those of prehistoric Europe.

lampyrine: fire-flies
Of or pertaining to the Lampyrinae or fire-flies.
lapine: rabbits
A reference to rabbits.
Two rabbits in the grass.
laridine: gulls
1. A reference to gulls.
2. The family Laridae includes gulls and terns characterized by cosmopolitan families with about 85 species of small to large Charadriiformes seabirds with coloration mostly black or white.

They are gregarious, monogamous, migratory, and nest on the ground, on cliffs, or in trees; and feed on a variety of aquatic animals and carrion.

lecanorine: lichens
Resembling lichens.
lemurine: lemurs
A reference to lemurs.
leonine: lions
1. A reference to lions.
2. Figuratively, it may refer to massive heads, particularly those with sweeping hair styles as shown with Beethoven.
leopardine: leopards
Characteristic of a leopard or the family of leopards.
leporine, leporidine: rabbits, hares
1. Pertaining to a hare or hares; of the nature or form of a hare (related to rabbits but with longer ears, large hind feet, and long, powerful legs for jumping).
2. Also defined as being of or characteristic of rabbits or hares.
limacine: slug
Of or pertaining to the slug; similar to a slug.