-lite

-lite

a combining form used in the names of minerals or fossils: aerolite; chrysolite.
Also, -lyte2.
Compare -lith.


Origin:
< French, simplified form of -lithe < Greek líthos stone; similarly German -lit, earlier -lith

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-lite
 
n combining form
Compare -lith (in names of minerals) stone: chrysolite
 
[from French -lite or -lithe, from Greek lithos stone]

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-lite
comb. form meaning "stone," from Fr. -lite, variant of -lithe, from Gk. lithos "stone."
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