(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. 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".
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2. White and smooth like ivory.
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.
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.
2. Figuratively, it may refer to massive heads, particularly those with sweeping hair styles as shown with Beethoven.
2. Also defined as being of or characteristic of rabbits or hares.