[li-thog-ruh-fee] /lɪˈθɒg rə fi/
the art or process of producing a picture, writing, or the like, on a flat, specially prepared stone, with some greasy or oily substance, and of taking ink impressions from this as in ordinary printing.
a similar process in which a substance other than stone, as aluminum or zinc, is used.
Compare (def 6).
a method of printing from a metal or stone surface on which the printing areas are not raised but made ink-receptive while the non-image areas are made ink-repellent
1813, from German Lithographie (c.1804), coined from Greek lithos “stone” (see litho-) + graphein “to write” (see -graphy). The original printing surfaces were of stone. Process invented 1796 by Alois Senefelder of Munich (1771-1833). Hence, lithograph “a lithographic print,” a back-formation first attested 1828. Earlier senses, now obsolete, were “description of stones or rocks” (1708) and “art of engraving on precious stones” (1730).
[lith-oid] /ˈlɪθ ɔɪd/ adjective 1. resembling stone; stonelike. /ˈlɪθɔɪd/ adjective 1. resembling stone or rock
litholapaxy li·thol·a·pax·y (lĭ-thŏl’ə-pāk’sē, lĭth’ə-lə-) n. The procedure of crushing of a stone in the bladder and washing out the fragments through a catheter.
[li-thol-uh-jee] /lɪˈθɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. Geology. 2. Medicine/Medical. the study of the formation, pathology, and treatment of stones in the human body. /lɪˈθɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the physical characteristics of a rock, including colour, composition, and texture 2. the study of rocks n. study of rock-formation, 1716, from Modern Latin lithologia, from litho- + -logia […]
litholysis li·thol·y·sis (lĭ-thŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. The dissolution of urinary calculi.