lithic: Meaning and Definition of


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


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.
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