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-inae

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Zoology.
  1. a suffix of the names of subfamilies.
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Origin of -inae

< New Latin, Latin, feminine plural of -inus; see -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for -inae

-inae

suffix forming plural proper nouns
  1. occurring in names of zoological subfamiliesFelinae
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Word Origin

New Latin, from Latin, feminine plural of -īnus -ine 1
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