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-
Words nearby -lith
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British Dictionary definitions for -lith
n combining form
indicating stone or rockmegalith Compare -lite
Word Origin for -lith
from Greek lithos stone
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Medical definitions for -lith
Mineral concretion; calculus:cystolith.
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