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lithic Syllabification: lith·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈliTHik/

Definition of lithic in English:


1chiefly Archaeology & Geology Of the nature of or relating to stone.
Example sentences
  • The excavation of lithic quarry sites presents archaeologists with logistical and analytical problems that are often not encountered at other site types.
  • Compositionally, the most abundant types of lithic fragment are polycrystalline quartz varieties.
  • Small lithic fragments comprise quartzite, gneiss and ubiquitous andesite.
2 Medicine , dated Relating to calculi.


Late 18th century: from Greek lithikos, from lithos 'stone'.

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