-in definition

  • suffix:
    • simple chemical substance, especially:
    • Neutral carb: inulin.
    • Protein or protein derivative: albumin.
    • Lipid or lipid derivative: lecithin.
    • Enzyme: pancreatin.
    • Glycoside: chitin.
    • A pharmaceutical: rifampin.
    • An antibiotic: penicillin.
    • Antigen: tuberculin.
    • Variant of -ine2.
    • Alternative form of -ing.
    • applied, as an adjustment of -ine, to make the brands of a number of kinds of ingredient; these include proteins (globulin), carbs (dextrin), dyes (alizarin) and others (vanillin).
    • Used to form the present participles of verbs.
    • always form verbal nouns from verbs.
  • others:
    • A suffix. Understand Note under -ine.

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