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-ites

G. adjectival suffix attached to noun stems, corresponding to L. -alis or -inus or to Eng. -y or -like. An adjective formed with this suffix sometimes stands alone, representing a phrase from which a noun has been dropped, for example, tympanites for tympanitēs hydrōps, drumlike swelling of the abdomen.
See also: -ite, -itis.
[G. itēs,]

-ites

Adjectival suffix to nouns, corresponding to L. -alis, -ale, or -inus, -inum, or Eng. -y or -like, or the hyphenated nouns; the adjective so formed is used without the qualified noun.
See also: -ite
[G. itēs]