lithic

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adjective lith·ic \ ˈli-thik \

Definition of lithic

1 :stony 1
2 :of, relating to, or being a stone tool

Origin and Etymology of lithic

Greek lithikos, from lithos


-lithic

adjective combining form

Definition of -lithic

:relating to or characteristic of a (specified) stage in humankind's use of stone as a cultural tool
  • Neolithic

Origin and Etymology of -lithic

lithic


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