-ein [ēn, ē in]
altered /span> -IN1 & -INE3Chem. suffix
1. used to differentiate a compound from another having a similar spelling but ending in -in or -ine
2. used to indicate a compound containing an internal anhydride: Also -eine

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-ein suff.
A chemical compound related to a specified compound with a similar name ending in -in or -ine:


  [Alteration of -in.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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