[ lith-oh ]
/ ˈlɪθ oʊ /

noun, plural lith·os.


verb (used with object), lith·oed, lith·o·ing.

Origin of litho

shortened form

Definition for litho (2 of 3)

Definition for litho (3 of 3)


a combining form meaning “stone,” used in the formation of compound words: lithography; lithonephrotomy.
Also especially before a vowel, lith-.

Origin of litho-

< Greek, combining form of líthos Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for litho (1 of 2)

/ (ˈlaɪθəʊ) /

noun, adjective, adverb plural -thos

short for lithography, lithograph, lithographic, or lithographicallySee lithograph (def. 1), lithography

British Dictionary definitions for litho (2 of 2)


before a vowel lith-

combining form


Word Origin for litho-

from Latin, from Greek, from lithos stone
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Medicine definitions for litho



Mineral concretion; calculus:lithotomy.
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