Lithic
Lithic Lith"ic (l[i^]th"[i^]k), a. [Gr. liqiko`s of or belonging to stones, fr. li`qos stone: cf. F. lithique.] 1. Of or pertaining to stone; as, lithic architecture. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) Pertaining to the formation of uric-acid concretions (stone) in the bladder and other parts of the body; as, lithic diathesis. [1913 Webster]

{Lithic acid} (Old Med. Chem.), uric acid. See {Uric acid}, under {Uric}. [1913 Webster]


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