microlith
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1908 a tiny blade tool especially of the Mesolithic usually in a geometric shape (as that of a triangle) and often set in a bone or wooden haft • microlithic adjective

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  • Microlith — Mi cro*lith, n. [Micro + lith.] (Min.) Same as {Microlite}, 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • microlith — [mī′krōlith΄] n. [ MICRO + LITH] any of various tiny flint tools flaked in two directions and set in bone or wood: characteristic of the Mesolithic period …   English World dictionary

  • Microlith — For the catalytic reactor, see Microlith (catalytic reactor). Backed edge bladelet A microlith is a small stone tool usually made of flint or chert and typically a centimetre or so in length and half a centimetre wide. It is produced from either… …   Wikipedia

  • microlith — /muy kreuh lith/, n. Archaeol. a tiny stone tool, often of geometric shape, made from a bladelet and mounted singly or in series as the working part of a composite tool or weapon, esp. during late Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic times. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • microlith — noun a small stone tool …   Wiktionary

  • microlith — A minute calculus, usually multiple, sometimes constituting a coarse sand called gravel. [micro + G. lithos, stone] * * * mi·cro·lith mī krō .lith n a microscopic calculus or concretion <rupture of microliths into blood vessels (Modern… …   Medical dictionary

  • microlith — very small stone tool Stones and Rocks …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • microlith — maɪkrəʊlɪθ n. microscopic crystal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • microlith — noun Archaeology a minute shaped flint, typically part of a composite tool. Derivatives microlithic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • microlith — mi·cro·lith …   English syllables

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