1. Of or pertaining to stone; as, lithic architecture.

2. <medicine> Pertaining to the formation of uric-acid concretions (stone) in the bladder and other parts of the body; as, lithic diathesis.

<medicine> LIthic acid, uric acid. See Uric acid, under Uric.

Origin: Gr. Of or belonging to stones, fr. Stone: cf. F. Lithique.

<medicine> A medicine which tends to prevent stone in the bladder.

<chemistry> Pertaining to or denoting lithium or some of its compounds.

Origin: From Lithium.

(01 Mar 1998)

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