Etymology
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litholatry (n.)
"worship of a rock or rocks," 1868, from litho- "rock" + -latry "worship of." Related: Litholater.
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lithosphere (n.)
"crust of the earth, solid part of the earth's surface," 1881, from or modeled on German Lithosphäre (1870s); see litho- "stone" + sphere.
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nephrolithiasis (n.)

"the formation of kidney stones," 1837, probably from German, from nephro- "kidney" + lithos "stone" (see litho-) + -iasis "pathological or morbid condition."

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lithology (n.)
"the study of rock-formation," a branch of geology, 1716, from Modern Latin lithologia, from litho- "rock" + -logia "study of" (see -logy). Related: Lithologic; lithologically; lithologist.
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lithotomy (n.)
operation of cutting out a bladder stone, 1721; see litho- "stone" + -tomy "a cutting." Greek lithotomia meant "place where stone is cut; a quarry" (lithotomos is "stone-cutter").
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litho- 
before vowels, lith-, word-forming element meaning "stone, rock;" from Greek lithos "stone, a precious stone, marble; a piece on a game board," a word of unknown origin.
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regolith (n.)

in geology, "unconsolidated rocky material covering bedrock," 1897, from Latinized form of Greek rhēgos "rug, blanket" (from PIE *reg- (3) "to dye;" see raga) + lithos "stone" (see litho-).

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lithic (adj.)
1797, "pertaining to or consisting of stone," from Greek lithikos "of or pertaining to stone," from lithos "stone" (see litho-). From 1875 as "pertaining to lithium.
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-lite 
word-forming element meaning "stone," from French -lite, variant of -lithe, from Greek lithos "stone" (see litho-). The form perhaps influenced by chemical word-forming element -ite (1).
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coprolite (n.)

"fossil dung, hard, roundish stony mass consisting of petrified fecal matter," 1829, from copro- + -lite, from French, for -lithe, from Greek lithos "stone" (see litho-). Related: Coprolitic.

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