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)

atmolith (s) (noun), atmoliths (pl)
Any atmogenic rock: In Tom's biology book there was a photo of an atmolith, a rock that had precipitated to the ground from the atmosphere.
1. A fragment of igneous rock enclosed in another igneous rock of later consolidation, each being regarded as a derivative from a common parent magma.
2. A round, oval, or elongated accumulation of iron-magnesium minerals of uncertain origin in granitoid rock.
batholith (s) (noun), batholiths (pl)
A large mass of igneous rock that has melted and intruded surrounding strata at great depths: This huge amount of intrusive batholiths is believed to have solidified deep within the earth and to have formed the lowest part of mountain ranges.
1. A rock of organic origin.
2. A rock that is formed from or by organic material, either by noncombustible, inorganic processes that form an acaustobiolith, or by combustible, organic processes that form a caustobiolith (a combustible organic rock).
Any limestone of an organic nature such as a reef rock or stromatolite.
Bronchial inflammation or obstruction caused by broncholiths.
brontolith, brontolite
A thunderstone or meteoric rock.
A combustible organic rock, such as coal peat, of plant origin.
A hydrous silicate of magnesium, allied to serpentine, occurring in waxlike masses of a yellow or greenish color.

Serpentine refers to any of a group of greenish, brownish, or spotted minerals resembling a serpent's skin used as a source of magnesium and asbestos, and in architecture as a decorative stone.

Belonging or relating to the transitional period between the Neolithic and Bronze ages, beginning around 400 B.C., when the use of copper became more prevalent.
chemical lithosphere
The chemical boundary layer between the surface of the earth and the asthenosphere that contains the material differentiated or extracted from the mantle.
chemolithoautotroph (s) (noun), chemolithoautotrophs (pl)
Bacteria that utilize the oxidation of inorganic compounds; such as, hydrogen sulfide or ferrous iron as an energy source.

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