lithoid(al)

  a. stone-like.
   ♦ litholatry, n. worship of stones.
   ♦ lithology, n. study of rocks or calculi.
   ♦ lithontriptic n. & a. (substance) dissolving stones in bladder.
   ♦ lithophagous, a. swallowing or burrowing in, stone
   ♦ lithophilous, a. growing among stones.
   ♦ lithophyte, n. plant growing on rock.
   ♦ lithopone, n. white pigment used in paints consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide and barium sulphate.
   ♦ lithosphere, n. earth's outer crust.
   ♦ lithotomy, n.cutting for stone in bladder.
   ♦ lithotrity, n. breaking up stone in bladder.

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  • Lithoid — Lith oidLithoidal Li*thoid al, a. [Litho + oid: cf. F. litho[ i]de.] Like a stone; having a stony structure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lithoid — [li thoi′dəllith′oid΄] adj. [Gr lithoeidēs: see LITH(O) & OID] having the nature of a stone; stonelike: also lithoidal [li thoi′dəl] …   English World dictionary

  • lithoid — adjective Stone like in texture, appearance or other characteristic. The lithoid tortuous stood dully among the rocks …   Wiktionary

  • lithoid — /lith oyd/, adj. resembling stone; stonelike. Also, lithoidal. [1835 45; < Gk lithoeidés. See LITH , OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • lithoid — Resembling a calculus or stone. [litho + G. eidos, resemblance] …   Medical dictionary

  • lithoid — having the structure or nature of stone Stones and Rocks …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • lithoid — adj. stony, stone like …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lithoid — adj lithoidal, stonelike, stony, lithic; hard, adamantine, adamant, granite, marble, rock hard, hard as rock; petrified, ossified, hardened; craggy, harsh, rough, rugged; impervious, impenetrable, unpenetrable …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lithoid — lith·oid …   English syllables

  • lithoid — lith•oid [[t]ˈlɪθ ɔɪd[/t]] also li•thoi′dal adj. resembling stone; stonelike • Etymology: 1835–45; < Gk lithoeidḗs, der. oflíthosstone; see oid …   From formal English to slang

  • lithoid — /ˈlɪθɔɪd/ (say lithoyd) adjective stone like; stony. Also, lithoidal /lɪˈθɔɪdl/ (say li thoydl). {Greek lithoeidēs. See lith , oid} …   Australian English dictionary

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