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)

splanchnolith
A calculus (hard lump) in the gastrointestinal tract.
stercolith, stercorolith
1. A hard stony mass of feces.
2. A hard mass of fecal matter in the intestine.

A stercolith can obstruct the appendix, leading to appendicitis. Fecaliths also can obstruct diverticuli. Also called: coprolith and fecalith.

tonsillith
tonsillolith
tonsolith
tricholith
1. A concretion on the hair; the lesion of piedra.

Piedra is either of two diseases resulting from fungal infection of the hair shafts. Black piedra occurs mainly in and on the hairs of the scalp and is caused by piedraia hortae; white piedra occurs in and on the hairs of the scalp, beard, moustache and genital areas and is caused by trichosporon beigelii.

2. A calcified hair ball within the stomach or intestines.
trilith, trilithon
A massive prehistoric stone structure, resembling a doorway, consisting of two vertical stones with a third supported horizontally by the other two.
ultrasonic lithotresis
A procedure in which ultrasonic waves are used to facilitate the removal of urinary stones.
ureterolith
ureterolithotomy
The surgical incision and removal of a stone (calculus) lodged in a ureter.
urolith
urolithiasis
Presence of calculi in the urinary system.
urolithology
The branch of medicine concerned with the formation, composition, effects, and removal of urinary calculi or "stones".
uterolith
xenolith

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