Pronunciation: (ī'nu), [key]
a female given name.
a suffix used in the formation of nouns of various types, esp. female proper names, musical instruments, compositions, etc.: Wilhelmina; sonatina. Cf. -in2, -ine2.
a suffix used in taxonomic names in biology: Euglenoidina; Nemertina.
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