Definition of INA

 (Entry 1 of 3)

international normal atmosphere
-i·​na | \ ˈīnə, ˈēnə \
plural -ina

Definition of -ina (Entry 2 of 3)

: one or ones related to, resembling, or characterized by in taxonomic names in biology AcarinaClathrinaFistulina
-i·​na | \ ˈēnə sometimes ˈīnə \
variants: or less commonly -ine \ ¦ēn sometimes ¦īn \
plural -s

Definition of -ina (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : musical instrument concertina seraphine
2 : musical device aeoline

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History and Etymology for INA

Noun suffix (1)

New Latin, from Latin, feminine singular and neuter plural of -inus (with long ī) -ine entry 1

Noun suffix (2)

probably from Italian -ina (diminutive suffix), from Latin -ina (with long ī), feminine of -inus (with long ī) -ine entry 1

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“INA.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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