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-ite

noun suffix

Definition of -ite

  1. 1 a :  native :  resident <Brooklynite> b :  descendant <Ephraimite> c :  adherent :  follower <Jacobite> <Puseyite>

  2. 2 a (1) :  product <metabolite> (2) :  commercially manufactured product <ebonite> b :  -itol <mannite>

  3. 3 [New Latin -ites, from Latin] :  fossil <ammonite>

  4. 4 :  mineral <erythrite> :  rock <anorthosite>

  5. 5 [French, from Latin -ita, -ites] :  segment or constituent part of a body or of a bodily part <somite> <dendrite>



Origin of -ite

from Latin -ita, -ites, from Greek -itēs


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-ite

noun suffix

Definition of -ite

  1. :  salt or ester of an acid with a name ending in -ous <nitrite>



Origin of -ite

French, alteration of -ate -ate, from New Latin -atum


Medical Dictionary

-ite

noun suffix \ˌīt\

Medical Definition of -ite

  1. 1:  substance produced through some (specified) process <anabolite> <catabolite>

  2. 2:  segment or constituent part of a body or of a bodily part <somite> <dendrite>




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