Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Stone; mineral; fossil: coprolite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • suffix used to form names of rocks and minerals

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suffix See -lith.

Etymologies

French, alteration of -lithe, from Greek lithos, stone.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Representing Ancient Greek λίθος (lithos, "stone"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's also used as a suffix, as in monolith (big block of stone) or in the form "-lite" (as in coprolite, fossilized dung).

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