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-lith

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

see origin at litho-
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British Dictionary definitions for -lith

-lith

n combining form
  1. indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite
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Word Origin

from Greek lithos stone
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Word Origin and History for -lith

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

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-lith in Medicine

-lith

suff.
  1. Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.
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