-lith


a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith).

Nearby words

  1. -like,
  2. -ling,
  3. -lings,
  4. -lipped,
  5. -lite,
  6. -lithic,
  7. -lived,
  8. -log,
  9. -logic,
  10. -logue

Compare -lite.

Origin of -lith

see origin at litho-

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British Dictionary definitions for -lith

-lith

n combining form

indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite

Word Origin for -lith

from Greek lithos stone

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Word Origin and History for -lith

-lith

word-forming element meaning "stone, rock," from Modern Latin -lithus or French -lithe (see -lith).

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Medicine definitions for -lith

-lith

suff.

Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.

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