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)

pancreatolithectomy
The surgical removal of a pancreatic concretion or the excision of a calculus from the pancreas.
pancreatolithiasis
Stones in the pancreas, usually found in the pancreatic duct system.
pedolith
A surface formation that has undergone one or more pedogenic (soil-forming) processes.
percutaneous ultrasonic lithotriptor
A device that uses ultrasound to break up kidney stones and gallstones.

The sound waves are applied to the outside of the body and penetrate to the calculi.

phlebolith
1. A concretion (becoming solid) or stone within a cardiovascular vein.
2. A concretion in a vein, probably due to calcification of a venous thrombus, occurring most commonly in the pelvis and visualized radiologically; also, vein stone.
phlebolithiasis
The presence of multiple phleboliths in veins.
photolithoautotroph
Plants and other organisms that use photosynthesis as a source of nutrition.
photolithography (s) (noun), photolithographies
The art or process of producing designs from which prints may be taken by a printing process using plates prepared from negatives: Microchips are built layer by layer on a wafer of semiconductor material of silicon by a process called photolithography which involves chemicals, gases, and light.
phytolith
Microscopic silica bodies that form in living plants, providing a durable floral ecofact that allows identification of plant remains in archaeological deposits.

It is a fossilized part of a living plant that secreted opal silica bodies and it is found within the cells of certain plants; especially, grasses and cereals.

These silica bodies are often able to survive after the organism has decomposed or been burned. They are common in ash layers, pottery, and even on stone tools used to cut the stems of silica-rich plants (for example, cereals).

Different plants produce phytoliths with different characteristic shapes and sizes, although not all are unique to specific species. These can be detected by an electronic scanning microscope.

pneumolithiasis
Formation of calculi in the lungs.
prostatolith
Prostatic calculus.
prostatolithotomy
Incision of the prostate for the removal of calculus.
protolithic
1. Relating to, or characteristic of the very beginning or earliest part of the Stone Age.
2. Referring to stone implements selected according to the suitability of their form to a particular purpose without any definite shaping on the part of the user.
psammolithic
ptyalith
Calculus in a salivary gland. Calculus is also known as an incrustation on the teeth consisting of salivary secretion, food residue, and various salts; such as, calcium carbonate.

Related "stone, rock" word families: lapid-; petro-; saxi-; stele-.