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)

lithium-manganese battery
A type of primary battery that uses manganese dioxide and carbon as the positive electrode, lithium metal foil as the negative electrode, and lithium perchlorate dissolved in propylene carbonate as the electrolyte.

Such batteries have very high energy storage density.

lithium-polymer battery
A type of lithium battery that uses a dry plastic-like ultra thin film as the electrolyte rather than the traditional liquid or gelled electrolyte.

This offers certain advantages in terms of size, design, and power.

lithium-sulfur battery
A type of battery that uses lithium in the negative electrode and a metal sulfide in the positive electrode.

It can store large amounts of energy per unit weight and is an emerging technology for such applications as laptop computers and electric powered/hybrid vehicles.

A reference to, or designating, an organic acid of the tartaric acid series, distinct from lithofellic acid, but, like it, obtained from certain bile products; such as, bezoar (hard mass) stones.
lithocenosis (s) (noun), lithocenoses (pl)
The removal of crushed fragments of calculi from the bladder.
A reference to the art of printing colored pictures on canvas from oil paintings on stone.
The art of printing colored pictures on canvas from oil paintings on stone.
Painting on a stone or stones.
Forceps for breaking up large calculi.
The crushing of a stone into fragments that may pass through natural channels.
Incision of the bladder to remove a calculus.
Coral; so called from its resembling a petrified branch.
A reference to organisms that live in the holes of rocks or that bores into rocks.
1. A mappable subdivision of a stratigraphic unit that can be distinguished by its facies (overall characteristics of a rock unit that reflect its origin and differentiate the unit from others around it) or lithology and the texture, mineralogy, grain size, and the depositional environment that produced it.
2. A part of sediment or rock that is different in composition or character, such as being grain sized.

Sediment is a layer of soil, organic material, or rock particles which are no longer in the place where they were formed geologically but which have been redeposited away from their sources.

Characteristics of sediment are closely related to their depositional environment.

lithofacies analysis
A technique used to identify and interpret deposits of soils in environments in which archaeological deposits are found.

The lithofacies are determined by geometry, vertical sequences, and lateral associations.

Lithofacies models or maps, generalized summaries of sediment characteristics of specific depositional environments, serve as guides to interpretation.

Such a map shows variations in the overall lithologic character of a given stratigraphic unit and its changing composition throughout its geographic extent.

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