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a combining form meaning “stone,” used in the formation of compound words:
lithography; lithonephrotomy.
Also, especially before a vowel, lith-.
Origin of litho-
< Greek, combining form of líthos Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for litho-


combining form
stone: lithograph
Word Origin
from Latin, from Greek, from lithos stone
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Word Origin and History for litho-

before vowels, lith-, word-forming element meaning "stone, rock;" from comb. form of Greek lithos "stone, a precious stone, marble; a piece on a game board," of unknown origin.

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litho- in Medicine

litho- or lith-
Mineral concretion; calculus: lithotomy.

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