[ ak-ruh-lith ]
/ ˈæk rə lɪθ /
a sculptured figure having the head and extremities of stone and the torso of other material.
Related formsac·ro·lith·ic, adjective
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Acrolith, ak′ro-lith, n. a statue of the earlier Greek artists having the trunk made of wood and the extremities of stone.
British Dictionary definitions for acrolith
/ (ˈækrəlɪθ) /
(esp in ancient Greek sculpture) a wooden, often draped figure with only the head, hands, and feet in stone
Derived Formsacrolithic, adjective
Word Origin for acrolith
C19: via Latin acrolithus from Greek akrolithos having stone extremities
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