- a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith).
Origin of -lith
see origin at litho-
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- indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.
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