Origin of lithic
Origin of -lithic
Related Words for lithicjagged, craggy, rough, flinty, hard, inflexible, petrified, solid, lapidarian, lithic, pebbly, petrous, rock-ribbed
Examples from the Web for lithic
Historical Examples of lithic
Most commonly it is composed of a lithic acid or mulberry nucleus, and an external crust of the fusible calculus.
I have also seen it connected, as lithic acid frequently is, with a tendency to cutaneous disease.
It has been used as a solvent for lithic calculi, and in gout, &c.—Dose, 15 to 30 gr.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Alkalies are thus of use in a tendency to lithic acid deposit.
The deposits in which solvents are appropriate are termed respectively Lithic and Phosphatic.
Word Origin for lithic
adj combining form
Word Origin for -lithic
1797, from Greek lithikos "of or pertaining to stone," from lithos "stone" (see litho-).