Definition of -ile

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to or capable of contractile

Definition of -ile (Entry 2 of 2)

: segment of a (specified) size in a frequency distribution decile

History and Etymology for -ile

Adjective suffix

Latin -ilis

Noun suffix

-ile (as in quartile, noun)

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Medical Definition of Ile

isoleucine; isoleucyl

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