litho-

litho-

a combining form meaning “stone,” used in the formation of compound words: lithography; lithonephrotomy.
Also, especially before a vowel, lith-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form of líthos

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litho- or (before a vowel) lith-
 
combining form
stone: lithograph
 
[from Latin, from Greek, from lithos stone]
 
lith- or (before a vowel) lith-
 
combining form
 
[from Latin, from Greek, from lithos stone]

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litho-
before vowels, lith-; comb. form of Gk. lithos "stone."
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litho- or lith-
pref.
Mineral concretion; calculus: lithotomy.

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