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from French -ite and directly from Latin -ita, from Greek -ites (fem. -itis), forming adjectives and nouns meaning "connected with or belonging to." Especially used in classical times to form ethnic and local designations (e.g. use in Septuagint for Hebrew names in -i) and for names of gems and minerals.
salt suffix, from French -ite, alteration of -ate (see -ate (3)).
A part of an organ, body, or bodily part: somite.
A salt or ester of an acid named with an adjective ending in -ous: sulfite.