a combining form used in the names of minerals or fossils: aerolite; chrysolite.
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Origin of -lite
< French, simplified form of -lithe < Greek líthos stone; similarly German -lit, earlier -lith
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British Dictionary definitions for -lite
n combining form
(in names of minerals) stonechrysolite Compare -lith
Word Origin for -lite
from French -lite or -lithe, from Greek lithos stone
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