-lite


a combining form used in the names of minerals or fossils: aerolite; chrysolite.

Nearby words

Also -lyte2.
Compare -lith.

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

-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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