Origin of litho
Other definitions for litho (2 of 3)
Origin of litho-
Other definitions for litho (3 of 3)
WORDS THAT USE LITHO-
What does litho- mean?
Litho- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “stone.”
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-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, litho- becomes lith-, as in lithify.
The corresponding form of litho- combined to the end of words is -lith, as in nephrolith.
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.
Break it down!
The combining form -graphy is used to describe a process or form of drawing, writing, representing, recording, describing, etc.
With this in mind, what does the art form lithography prepare its images on?
How to use litho in a sentence
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.