-ite

(Greek: a suffix; one connected with, inhabitant of; also used to show chemicals, minerals, etc.)

adelpholite
A Columbate of iron and manganese, found associated with Columbite in Finland.
adelphoparasite
An organism parasite on a closely related host organism.
aerolite, aerolith, aerolitic
A stony meteorite.
albite, albitic
A white part of certain granite or various igneous rocks.
amphibiolite (s) (noun), amphibiolites (pl)
The fossil remains of animals that had lived in the past both on land and in water.
anthropolite (s) (noun), anthropolites (pl)
The petrified human remains or a fossil ascribed to the human species: The anthropolites of some people's skeletons, or parts of them, have been discovered by some archeologists during their excavations of historical sites.
anthropophagite (s) (noun), anthropophagites (pl)
Someone who eats human flesh; a cannibal.
anthropophysite (s) (noun), anthropophysites (pl)
Someone who ascribes or atributes human nature to a deity.
aphanite
1. An igneous rock with mineral components that are too fine to be seen with the naked eye.
2. A very compact, dense, homogeneous dark-colored rock, consisting of grains which are too fine to be seen without some form of magnification.
aphrite
A variety of calcite (mineral); referring to foam because of its appearance.
aphrodite
1. A soft opaque milk-white mineral, consisting mostly of bisilicate of magnesium, allied to Sepiolite or meerschaum.
2. In the sense of foam-stone.
appetite (s) (noun), appetites (pl)
1. An instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink.
2. A strong desire or craving for food.
3. A strong wish or urge; such as, having an appetite for learning vocabulary.
4. A feeling of being very interested in something or of wanting it very much.
5. Etymology: "craving for food", from Anglo-French appetit; Old French apetit, from Latin appetitus, "appetite"; literally, "a desire toward"; from appetitus, past participle of appetere, "to long for, to desire"; from ad-, "to" + petere, "to go to, to seek out".

See nappetite on page three of this unit for a related word.

arenicolite (s) (noun), arenicolites (pl)
A worm-hole made originally in very tiny pieces of stone and kept intact or undamaged in a sandstone rock.
batholite
1. A large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth.
2. A large emplacement of igneous intrusive (also called plutonic) rock that forms from cooled magma deep in the earth's crust.

Batholiths are composed of multiple masses, or plutons, of magma that moved toward the surface from a zone of partial melting at the base of the earth's crust.

While moving, these plutons of relatively buoyant magma are called plutonic diapirs. Diapirs commonly intrude vertically upward along fractures or zones of structural weakness through more dense overlying rocks because of density contrast between a less dense, lower rock mass and overlying denser rocks.

Because the diapirs are liquefied and very hot, they tend to rise through the surrounding country rock, pushing it aside and partially melting it.

Most diapirs do not reach the surface to form volcanoes, but instead slow down, cool and usually solidify five to thirty kilometers underground as plutons; therefore, the use of the word pluton; in reference to the Roman god of the underworld, Pluto.

bathylite
A mass of igneous rock that has risen from a great depth.