noun, plural lith·os.
verb (used with object), lith·oed, lith·o·ing.
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Origin of litho
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Origin of litho-
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WORDS THAT USE LITHO-
What does litho- mean?
It is used in medicine, especially in pathology, and in science, especially in geology. In pathology terms, litho- specifically refers to a calculus, “a stone, or concretion, formed in the gallbladder, kidneys, or other parts of the body.” The word calculus itself literally means “little stone.”
Lithography, which uses the equivalent form of litho- in New Latin, is sometimes referred to as litho for short.
Litho- comes from the Greek líthos, meaning “stone.”
What are variants of litho-?
Examples of litho-
One example of a scientific term that features the combining form litho- is lithophyte, “a polyp with a hard or stony structure, such as a coral.” It can also refer to “any plant growing on the surface of rocks.”
As we know, litho- means “stone.” The -phyte portion of the word is a combining form that means “plant,” from the Greek phytón. Lithophyte literally translates to “stone plant.”
What are some words that use the combining form litho-?
- lithography (using the equivalent form of litho- in New Latin form)
What are some other forms that litho- may be commonly confused with?
Not every word that begins with the exact letters lith- is necessarily using the combining forming litho- to denote “stone,” such as lithe. Learn the meaning and history of lithe at our entry for the word.
Example sentences from the Web for litho
There was a great gulf fixed between the litho girls and the others.
The first question for consideration will be the initial preparation of the litho-stones.
The special re-preparing solution is used in the same manner as acetic or citric acid is employed on a litho-stone.
The manager said that in the litho department the single girls thought it infra dig.
Women never rose to mind the printing litho machines; he did not think they could do it.