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  • suffix See -lith.

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  • suffix used to form names of rocks and minerals


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Representing Ancient Greek λίθος (lithos, "stone").


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

    Week in Words Erin McKean 2011

  • A bromantic "Jules et Jim"-lite love-triangle set in a snowy Ankara, it's an accessibly droll, bittersweet comedy rather more sweet than bitter which has considerable English-language remake potential.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion 2011


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