lithoscope lith·o·scope (lĭth’ə-skōp’)
[lith-uh-sfeer] /ˈlɪθ əˌsfɪər/ noun, Geology. 1. the solid portion of the earth (distinguished from , ). 2. the crust and upper mantle of the earth. /ˈlɪθəˌsfɪə/ noun 1. the rigid outer layer of the earth, having an average thickness of about 75 km and comprising the earth’s crust and the solid part of the mantle […]
[lith-uh-sawl, -sol] /ˈlɪθ əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl/ noun 1. a group of shallow soils lacking well-defined horizons, especially an entisol consisting of partially weathered rock fragments, usually on steep slopes. /ˈlɪθəˌsɒl/ noun 1. (mainly US) a type of azonal soil consisting chiefly of unweathered or partly weathered rock fragments, usually found on steep slopes
/ˌlɪθəʊˈstætɪk/ adjective 1. another name for geostatic
[lith-oh-struh-tig-ruh-fee] /ˌlɪθ oʊ strəˈtɪg rə fi/ noun 1. the study or character of stratified rocks based solely on their physical and petrographic features. lithostratigraphy (lĭth’ō-strə-tĭg’rə-fē) The scientific study and categorization of rock strata based on their lithology (color, texture, and composition). Compare biostratigraphy.