(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. Of or belonging to deer, elks, and moose; or the family Cervidae; of the nature of or resembling deer.
2. Like or resembling whales.
They are of the family Cetacea that consists of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
2. Belonging to or having the characteristics of the suborder Ciconiae or storks.
2. Columbidae, a family that contains pigeons and doves of about 300 species of small to medium-sized terrestrial and arboreal birds found worldwide in woodland, forests, cities, and arid areas.
They feed mostly on seeds and fruit, nest in trees, cliffs, on window ledges or lofts, or on the ground. The young are fed on what is called “crop-milk”.
2. Of or pertaining to a raven or crow; akin to a crow, of the crow kind.
They are members of the Corvidae family that consist of crows, ravens, jays, and magpies.
This family contains about 100 species of small to large passerine birds found in a variety of habitats; their plumage is uniformly dark, or with bold colorations.
They are non-migratory, often aggressive, feed on a wide range of plant and animal materials, and they make nests of sticks in trees or on cliffs.
2. The family Cricetidae consists of New World rats and mice, gerbils, hamsters, lemmings, and voles.
These are large cosmopolitan families of small terestrial to arboreal myomorph rodents comprising about 500 species.
Their habits may be fossorial (animals that have large forelimbs or other adaptations for digging and burrowing) or semiaquatic, often nocturnal, feeding on a variety of plant material and insects.
2. The family Crocodylidae consists of small to very large amphibious carnivorous reptiles that contain twenty-two species in three subfamilies: Alligatorinae (alligators, caiman, from the New World), Crocodylinae (crocodiles, pantropical), and Gavialinae (gavials, from India and Burma) and may also be regarded as separate families.
The family Crotalidae consists of pit vipers and sidewinders with about 130 species of snakes (Serpentes) that possess heat-sensitive organs just behind the nostrils and feed on small vertebrates. Sometimes they are included in the family Viperidae.