acrolith

[ak-ruh-lith]

Origin of acrolith

1840–50; < Latin acrolithus < Greek akrólithos. See acro-, -lith
Related formsac·ro·lith·ic, adjective
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acrolith

noun
  1. (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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