Pronunciation: in, en
- A suffix used to form the names of chemical substances, including halogens (e.g., chlorine), organic bases (guanine), amino acids (glycine), botanical principles (caffeine), pharmaceuticals (meperidine), and others.
- General adj. suffix (e.g., equine, uterine).
- Dim. suffix (e.g., cholerine).
[G. -inos,, L. -inus, adj. suffixes]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.