Definition of lithic in English:


Syllabification: lith·ic
Pronunciation: /ˈliTHik


  • 1chiefly Archaeology & Geology Of the nature of or relating to stone.
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    • 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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