litho-, lith-, -lith, -lithic, -lite, -liths, -lites

(Greek: stone, rock; hard consolidated mineral matter; hard matter formed from mineral and earth material; hard substance that is solid)

Formation of calculi.
Rock-forming, or rock-building, as with certain kinds of corals.
lithoglyph, lithoglyphic
An incision or engraving on stone; an incised or engraved stone; also, the art of engraving on precious stones.
A fossil that bears the appearance of having been artificially cut or engraved.
1. A duplicator that prints by lithography; a flat surface (of stone or metal) is treated to absorb or repel ink in the desired pattern.
2. A print produced by lithography.
A reference to a printing process using a plate on which only the image to be printed takes up ink.

The area that is not to be printed is treated to repel ink.

1. A description of stones or rocks.
2. The art of engraving on precious stones.
3. The art or process of making a drawing, design, or writing on a special kind of stone (called lithographic stone), so that impressions in ink can be taken from it.

Also, a planographic printing process using metal or plastic plates with a sensitized coating on which the matter to be printed is fixed chemically, before the non-printing areas of the plates are dampenedd and the remainder printed with greasy inks on flat-bed or cylinder presses.

Like or similar to a stone; resembling a rock.
The worship of rock-like formations.
A surgical device, or instrument, designed to hold a bladder calculus to aid in its removal or fragmentation.
A surgical procedure consisting of crushing a stone, or stones, within the urinary system and immediately irrigating to remove the fragments.
The worship of a stone or stones.
lithologic contact (s) (noun), lithologic contacts (pl)
The surface that separates rock bodies of different lithologies, or rock types: "A lithologic contact can be conformable (parallel strata that have undergone a similar geologic history) or unconformable depending upon the types of rock, their relative ages, and their attitudes. A fault surface can also serve as a lithologic contact."
Pertaining to, or a reference to, the characteristics of a rock, as derived from the nature and mode of aggregation of its mineral contents.
lithologist (s) (noun), lithologists (pl)
A scientist who studies the structure of rocks or stones; especially, regarding their mineral masses and occurrences in nature.
A specialist in the study of rocks.
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Related "stone, rock" word families: lapid-; petro-; saxi-; stele-.