(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.

aselline: donkey, ass
Of or pertaining to a little ass, or to the two stars in Cancer called Aselli.
asinine (adjective), more asinine, most asinine
1. A reference to being very silly or stupid: Marge thought that the radio host asked his caller the most asinine questions that she had ever heard.
2. Having the qualities of being obstinate, stupid, doltish, silly, etc.: Ralph was accused of having asinine suggestions for solving Hugo's financial problems.
Silly or stupid questions or behavior.
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Obstinate, stupid, or silly conduct.
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Obstinate, stupid, or silly conduct.
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aspine: asps, vipers, snakes
Pertaining to asps or vipers; of or pertaining to an asp; snaky.

They are part of the Viperidae family, that includes vipers, rattlesnakes, and moccasins.

This family contains about 180 species of medium-sized highly venomous snakes (Serpentes) and are typically terrestrial, nocturnal, feed on small mammals, and a few species are arboreal or fossorial [adapted for digging or burrowing].

They reproduce via oviparous or ovoviviparous.

australopithecine (s) (noun), australopithecines (pl)
An extinct primate of the genus Australopithecus: Australopithecines existed from 1 to 4 million years ago in southern and eastern Africa, and were human-like and small-brained bipedal primates.
avine (adjective), more avine, most avine
Characteristic of birds: The term avine refers to animals consisting of feathered, bi-pedaled and with forelimbs specialized as wings for flight, and without teeth.
axine: stags
Of or pertaining to the group of stags of which the Spotted Axis is a type.
belluine; beasts
Pertaining to or characteristic of beasts; brutal.
Pertaining to the birch, or birch-rod.
Designation of the group of bovine ruminants that includes the Oriental species, gaur, gayal, and banteng (forming the subgenus Bibos).
bisontine: bison
Similar to bisons; pertaining to or resembling the bison.
bivoltine: silkworms
1. Of certain silkworms: producing two broods per annum.
2. There are multivoltines.

Some species produce one, two, three, four, six, or even eight broods per annum, and in the commercial world are distinguished as, univoltines, bivoltins, trivoltins, quadrivoltins, etc.

bombycine: silkworms
1. Of the nature of silkworms.
2. Bombycidae is a family of broad robust moths (lepidoptera) from Asia that comprises about 100 species, including the domesticated silkworm that no longer exists in the wild; commercial silk is derived from the pupal cocoon.
bovine: oxen, cows, buffaloes
1. Of or pertaining to oxen.; resembling a ruminant mammal of the genus Bos; such as, an ox, cow, or buffalo.
2. A reference to the subfamily Bovinae, which includes cattle, buffalo, and kudus.
3. Applied figuratively to people or their behavior to mean "dull, stolid, stupid, oxlike; cowlike", and "listless".
Similar to antelopes and hartebeests; formerly grouped in a sub-family Bubalinae or buffaloes of the genus Bubalus.
buteonine: buzzards
Like buzzards; of, pertaining to, or resembling the buzzard.