I. adjective suffix
1. [French -in, -ine, from Latin -īnus — more at -en] of or relating to <estuarine> 2. [French -in, -ine, from Latin -ĭnus, from Greek -inos — more at -en] made of ; like <opaline> II. noun suffix Etymology: French -ine, from Latin -īna, from feminine of -īnus, adjective suffix 1. chemical substance: as a. halogen element <chlorine> b. basic or base-containing carbon compound that contains nitrogen <quinine> <cystine> c. mixture of compounds (as of hydrocarbons) <gasoline> d. hydride <arsine> 2. -in 1a 3. commercial product or material <glassine>
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.