|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|—suffix forming nouns|
|1.||indicating a neutral organic compound, including proteins, glucosides, and glycerides: insulin; digitoxin; tripalmitin|
|2.||indicating an enzyme in certain nonsystematic names: pepsin|
|3.||indicating a pharmaceutical substance: penicillin; riboflavin; aspirin|
|4.||indicating a chemical substance in certain nonsystematic names: coumarin|
|[from New Latin -ina; compare |
Neutral chemical compound: inulin.
Variant of -ine2.