peristalith

[ puh-ris-tl-ith ]
/ pəˈrɪs tl ɪθ /
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noun

a group of stones encircling a mound, dolmen, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. perisplenitis,
  2. perispomenon,
  3. perispondylitis,
  4. perispore,
  5. perissodactyl,
  6. peristalsis,
  7. peristaltic,
  8. peristerite,
  9. peristole,
  10. peristome

Origin of peristalith

1880–85; < Greek perísta(tos) surrounded (verbid of periístanai to stand round, equivalent to peri- peri- + sta-, base of histánai to stand + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -lith

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