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-lite

suff.
Stone; mineral; fossil: coprolite.

[French, alteration of -lithe, from Greek lithos, stone.]

-lite

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

lite

(laɪt)

adj.
an informal, simplified spelling of light 2 , used esp. in labeling, naming, or advertising commercial products.
lite′ness, n.

-lite

or -lyte

a combining form used in the names of minerals or fossils: aerolite; rhyolite. Compare -lith.
[< French, simplified form of -lithe < Greek líthos stone; similarly German -lit, earlier -lith]