-dy·​tes | \dəˌtēz\
variants: or less commonly -dyta \dətə, ₋dətə \

Definition of -dytes 

: diver in generic names chiefly of birds Aptenodytes

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History and Etymology for -dytes

New Latin, from Greek dytēs, from dyein to enter, dive in, sink

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