-ein [ēn, ē in]
[altered < -IN1 & -INE3] Chem. 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

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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