-ite


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-ite

(īt),
1. Of the nature of, resembling.
See also: -ites.
2. A salt of an acid that has the termination -ous.
See also: -ites.
3. In comparative anatomy, a suffix denoting an essential portion of the part to the name of which it is attached.
See also: -ites.
[G. -itēs, fem. -itis]

-ite

1 suffix meaning "compounds": nitrite, phosphite, sulfite.
2 suffix meaning a "body part": chondriomite, osteite, zygoite.

-ite

1. Suffix meaning of the nature of, resembling.
2. A salt of an acid that has the termination -ous.
3. comparative anatomy A suffix denoting an essential portion of the part to the name of which it is attached.
See also: -ites
[G. -itēs, fem. -itis]

-ite

[Fr. -ite fr. L., -ita fr. Gr. -itēs, a noun suffix]
1. Suffix meaning of the nature of or resembling.
2. In chemistry, a salt of an acid having the termination -ous.