Ite meaning

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Native or resident of.

New Jerseyite.

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A native, inhabitant, or citizen of.

Brooklynite.

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A part of an organ, body, or bodily part.

Somite.

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A salt or ester of an acid named with an adjective ending in -ous:

Sulfite.

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A descendant from or offspring of.

Israelite.

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A (specified) mineral or rock.

Anthracite, dolomite.

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An adherent of, believer in, or member of.

Laborite, Luddite.

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A product, esp. a commercially manufactured one.

Lucite, dynamite, vulcanite.

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A fossil.

Ammonite.

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A part of a body or bodily organ.

Somite.

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A salt or ester of an acid whose name ends in -ous.

Nitrite, sulfite.

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Forming adjectives, nouns, and verbs.

Finite.

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A suffix used to form the names of minerals, such as hematite and malachite.
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A suffix used to form the name of a salt or ester of a specified acid whose name ends in –ous. Such salts or esters have one oxygen atom fewer than corresponding salts or esters with names ending in –ate. For example, a nitrite is a salt of nitrous acid and contains the group NO2 , while a nitrate contains NO3 .
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Origin of ite

  • ME < OFr or L or Gr: OFr -ite < L -ita, -ites < Gr -itēs, fem. -itis

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • L -itus, ending of some past participles

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin -ītēs, -īta from Greek -ītēs

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition