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-ite

noun suffix

Definition of -ite

  1. 1a :  native :  resident Brooklyniteb :  descendant Ephraimitec :  adherent :  follower Jacobite Puseyite

  2. 2a (1) :  product metabolite (2) :  commercially manufactured product eboniteb :  -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 and Etymology 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 and Etymology 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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