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, […]
[lis-ter-uh-loh-sis] /ˌlɪs tər əˈloʊ sɪs/ noun, plural listerelloses [lis-ter-uh-loh-seez] /ˌlɪs tər əˈloʊ siz/ (Show IPA). Veterinary Pathology. 1. .
[li-steer-ee-uh] /lɪˈstɪər i ə/ noun, Bacteriology. 1. any of several rod-shaped, aerobic, parasitic bacteria of the genus Listeria, pathogenic for humans and animals. /lɪsˈtɪərɪə/ noun 1. any rodlike Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Listeria, esp L. monocytogenes, the cause of listeriosis Listeria Lis·te·ri·a (lĭ-stēr’ē-ə) n. A genus of aerobic parasitic bacteria containing small, coccoid, gram-positive […]