from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • suffix See -lith.

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  • suffix used to form names of rocks and minerals


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, alteration of -lithe, from Greek lithos, stone.

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Representing Ancient Greek λίθος (lithos, "stone").


  • It's also used as a suffix, as in monolith (big block of stone) or in the form "-lite" (as in coprolite, fossilized dung).

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