-ina

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a suffix used in the formation of nouns of various types, especially female proper names, musical instruments, compositions, etc.: Wilhelmina; sonatina.Compare -in2, -ine2.

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Origin of -ina

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< Latin -īna, feminine of -īnus

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Definition for -ina (2 of 2)

-ina2

a suffix used in taxonomic names in biology: Euglenoidina; Nemertina.

Origin of -ina

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< New Latin, neuter plural of Latin -īnus or Greek -inos; cf. -in1, -ine1
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