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lith•ic



Pronunciation: (lith'ik), [key]
adj.
1. pertaining to or consisting of stone.
2. Petrol.pertaining to clastic rocks, either sedimentary or volcanic, containing a large proportion of debris from previously formed rocks: a lithic sandstone; lithic tuff.
3. Pathol.pertaining to stony concretions, or calculi, formed within the body, esp. in the bladder.
4. Chem.of, pertaining to, or containing lithium.

n.
Archaeol.a stone artifact.

-lithic




a combining form used in the names of cultural phases in archaeology characterized by the use of a particular type of tool: Chalcolithic; Neolithic.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

lithia waterlithification
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