-ite definition

  • suffix:
    • Native or citizen of: New Jerseyite.
    • Descendant of: Levite.
    • Adherent or follower of: Luddite.
    • A part of an organ, human anatomy, or bodily part: somite.
    • Rock; mineral: graphite.
    • Fossil: trilobite.
    • item: metabolite.
    • A commercial item: ebonite.
    • A salt or ester of an acid known as with an adjective ending in -ous: sulfite.
    • a follower or adherent of a specified person
    • a descendant of a specified historical person
    • part of the human body or part of an organ associated with human body
    • a rock, mineral or fossil
    • the merchandise of a specified process or a commercial item
    • a native or resident of a specified destination
    • a salt or ester of an acid whoever name leads to -ous
    • creating adjectives
  • others:
    • A suffix denoting among a party, a sympathizer with or adherent of, and stuff like that, and often used in ridicule
    • A suffix found in naming minerals
    • A suffix accustomed denote the salts created from those acids whose names result in -ous
    • A termination of some English adjectives and nouns from adjectives, as well as some verbs, derived from the Latin, such as apposite, composite, opposing, exquisite, requisite, erudite, recondite, etc.
    • A suffix of Greek beginning, suggesting beginning or derivation from, or instant connection with, the person or thing signified because of the noun that it is connected.
  • noun:
    • In chem., a suffix made use of not only in the names of salts produced from sulphurous acid, as calcium sulphite, but in addition within the names of certain substances of the class of sugars, as mannite and dulcite, though these latter brands are now actually systematically made to end up in -ol (indicating substance reference to the alcohols), as mannitol and dulcitol; also employed without technical precision in names of pharmaceutical and commercial services and products, as glycerite, dynamite, vulcanite, etc.

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