a white, crystalline, water-soluble compound, LiOH, used to absorb carbon dioxide, especially in spacesuits.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white powder, Li 2 O, with strong alkaline properties: used in ceramics and glass. noun 1. a white crystalline compound. It absorbs carbon dioxide and water vapour
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, LiC 18 H 35 O 2 , used chiefly in cosmetics, in plastics, and as a lubricant in powder metallurgy.
[lith-oh] /ˈlɪθ oʊ/ noun, plural lithos. 1. . 2. . adjective 3. . verb (used with object), lithoed, lithoing. 4. to . 1. a combining form meaning “stone,” used in the formation of compound words: lithography; lithonephrotomy. 1. . 2. . /ˈlaɪθəʊ/ noun, adjective, adverb (pl) -thos 1. short for lithography, lithograph, lithographic, or lithographically […]
n. 1879, American English, formulated by Dr. Joseph Lawrence and Jordan Wheat Lambert as a multi-purpose disinfectant and anti-septic for surgery. In 1895, after it was discovered to kill germs commonly found in the mouth, the Lambert Company started marketing it as an oral antiseptic. Named for Joseph Lord Lister (1827-1912), F.R.S., O.M., English surgeon, […]