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lithic

[lith-ik] /ˈlɪθ ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or consisting of stone.
2.
Petrology. pertaining to clastic rocks, either sedimentary or volcanic, containing a large proportion of debris from previously formed rocks:
a lithic sandstone; lithic tuff.
3.
Pathology. pertaining to stony concretions, or calculi, formed within the body, especially in the bladder.
4.
Chemistry. of, relating to, or containing lithium.
noun
5.
Archaeology. a stone artifact.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Greek lithikós of stone. See lith-, -ic
Related forms
lithically, adverb
prelithic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lithically

lithic

/ˈlɪθɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or composed of stone
2.
containing abundant fragments of previously formed rock: a lithic sandstone
3.
(pathol) of or relating to a calculus or calculi, esp one in the urinary bladder
4.
of or containing lithium
Word Origin
C18: from Greek lithikos stony
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Word Origin and History for lithically

lithic

adj.

1797, from Greek lithikos "of or pertaining to stone," from lithos "stone" (see litho-).

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