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)
The term leptolithic; literally, "of small stones", has sometimes been used specifically to refer to this type of stone technology, without any dating connotation or evolutionary position.
2. The surgical removal of a calculus.
2. A reference to or consisting of stone.
3. Referring to clastic rocks, either sedimentary or volcanic, containing a large proportion of debris from previously formed rocks.
4. In medicine, stony concretions, or calculi, formed within the body; especially, in the bladder.
Although stone-tool-dependent cultures exist even today, most stone tools are associated with prehistoric societies that no longer exist.
Sediments typically are derived from preexisting rocks by weathering, transported and redeposited, and then buried and compacted by overlying sediments.
Cementation causes the sediments to harden, or lithify, into rock.2. The physiochemical process that produces rock from sedimentary deposits.
3. A gradual process in which coal changes into bituminous shale or other rock.
It is an alkali metal and the lightest of all solid elements and is highly reactive.
It is used in pharmacology as any of various preparations of lithium salts; such as, lithium carbonate, used in treating certain psychological conditions.
Lithium is also used to make alloys, batteries, glass for large telescopes, and ceramics.
It has greater capacity and efficiency than the earlier nickel cadmium version and is now widely used for applications; such as, laptop computers, cell phones, video cameras, and other mobile communication devices.