- -ite ► SUFFIX 1) forming names denoting people from a country: Israelite. 2) often derogatory denoting followers of a movement: Luddite. 3) forming names of minerals, rocks, or fossil organisms: ammonite. 4) forming names of anatomical or other structures: dendrite. 5) forming names of explosives and other commercial products: dynamite. 6) Chemistry forming names of salts or esters of acids ending in -ous: sulphite.ORIGIN from Greek tes.
English terms dictionary. 2015.