is a Latin suffix
used to denote a similarities or equivalence to something else. Examples include bovine
(relating to cows) and marine
(relating to the sea).
is a suffix used in chemistry
to denote two kinds of substance. The first is a chemically basic
substance. Examples include quinine
. The second usage is to denote a hydrocarbon
of the second degree of unsaturation
. Examples include hexine
. With simple hydrocarbons, this usage is identical to the IUPAC
Many commercial and popular names also use this suffix; gasoline and vaseline for example.