Pronunciation: (lith), [key]
—n. Brit. Dial.
1. an arm or leg; limb.
2. a joint, as of the finger.
3. a segment, as of an orange.
var. of litho- before a vowel: lithic.
a combining form meaning “stone” (acrolith; megalith; paleolith); sometimes occurring in words as a variant form of -lite (batholith; laccolith). Cf. -lite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.