See also: Appendix:Variations of "i"
- (in coining neologisms) A vowel inserted interconsonantally between morphemes of Latinate origin in order to ease pronunciation (an anaptyxis, a linking vowel).
- The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition] lists -i- as an entry.
The initial vowel of primate
- (pharmacology) a monoclonal antibody derived from a non-human primate source
- -mab is the base suffix common to all monoclonal antibodies. (See that entry for full paradigm.)
- USP Dictionary of USAN and International Drug Names, U.S. Pharmacopeia, 2000
- Alternative form of
From the reduction of several historical unstressed short stem vowels during the Old Latin period. The reduced vowel was later reinterpreted as part of various suffixes.
- Connecting vowel inserted between a stem and a suffix in compound words.