a suffix of the names of subfamilies.

< Neo-Latin, Latin, feminine plural of -inus; see -ine1 Unabridged
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suffix forming plural proper nouns
occurring in names of zoological subfamilies: Felinae
[New Latin, from Latin, feminine plural of -īnus-ine1]

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