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Pronunciation: it


  1. Of the nature of, resembling.
  2. A salt of an acid that has the termination -ous.
  3. In comparative anatomy, a suffix denoting an essential portion of the part to the name of which it is attached.

[G. -ites, fem. -itis]

See Also: -ites

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