- to lithograph.
Origin of litho
- 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
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Examples from the Web for litho
The best inking surfaces or slabs for color work at press or machine are porcelain, litho stone, marble or slab.Paper and Printing Recipes
J. Sawtelle Ford
The manager said that in the litho department the single girls thought it infra dig.
This firm was the first in Leeds to introduce girls as layers-on for letter-press and litho machines.
There was a great gulf fixed between the litho girls and the others.
Besides the end papers for inside of books, a figured paper has of late been made known as "litho printed" for fancy goods.Practical Bookbinding
before a vowel lith-
from Latin, from Greek, from lithos stone
Word Origin and History for litho
before vowels, lith-, word-forming element meaning "stone, rock;" from comb. form of Greek lithos "stone, a precious stone, marble; a piece on a game board," of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Mineral concretion; calculus:lithotomy.
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