lithPronunciation: (lith), [key]
—n. Brit. Dial.
an arm or leg; limb.
a joint, as of the finger.
a segment, as of an orange.
var. of litho-
before a vowel: lithic.
a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith
); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite
). Cf. -lite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.