(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.

vetelline: egg yolk
1. Of, relating to, or associated with the yolk of an egg.
2. As a color, having the yellow hue of an egg yolk; dull yellow.
viperine: viper
1. Resembling a viper or that of a viper; having the nature or character of a viper; venomous, viperous; viper-like.
2. Etymology: from Old French, from Latin vipera, snake; a contraction of vivipera; vivus, "alive" + parere, "to give birth".
1. Colored like the yolk of an egg; deep-yellow with a tinge of red.
2. In early use specifically of bile.
vitrine: glass
1. A glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles; such as, china, objects d'art, or fine merchandise.
3. A cabinet or case with glass walls for displaying specimens or art objects.
2. Like glass.
vituline: calf, calves
Of, relating to, belonging to, or resembling veal or a calf or calves.
viverrine: civets, mongoose
Of or belonging to the family Viverridae, that includes small carnivorous mammals; such as, the civets and mongooses.
volucrine: birds
A reference to birds.
vulpine: fox
Characteristic of a fox; similar to a fox; cunning, sly.
vulturine: vulture
1. Of or pertaining to a vulture or vultures.
2. Characteristic of, like that of, a vulture; rapacious, predatory.

Rapacious refers to the action of taking by force; plundering; greedy; ravenous; subsisting on live prey.

zebrine: zebra
Related to, resembling, or characteristic of zebras.
zibeline: sable
1. The sable, a small carnivorous quadruped, of the family Mustela zibellina.
2. A soft smooth woolen material with a slightly furry surface like the fur of the sable, used for women's clothing.