(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. As a color, having the yellow hue of an egg yolk; dull yellow.
2. Etymology: from Old French, from Latin vipera, snake; a contraction of vivipera; vivus, "alive" + parere, "to give birth".
2. In early use specifically of bile.
3. A cabinet or case with glass walls for displaying specimens or art objects.
2. Like glass.
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.
2. A soft smooth woolen material with a slightly furry surface like the fur of the sable, used for women's clothing.