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lithium an extremely reactive chemical element of the alkali metal group that has three protons in each nucleus, occurs naturally only in compounds such as salts, and can be isolated in pure form as a light soft solid. (symbol: Li) [2 definitions]
lithium carbonate a powdery salt used in making glass, ceramics, and dyes, and as a drug to treat manic-depressives.
lithium oxide a very alkaline powder used in making glass and ceramics; lithia.
litho a lithograph.
litho- stone.
lithograph a print made by the process of lithography. [2 definitions]
lithographer one who practices lithography.
lithography the art or process of printing using a smooth stone or metal plate treated so that only the areas meant to print will absorb and transfer ink.
lithology the scientific study of rocks, esp. the physical characteristics that can be studied with little or no magnification. [2 definitions]
lithosphere the earth's crust.
lithotomy surgery to remove mineral deposits from the bladder.
Lithuania a country of East Europe bordered by the Baltic Sea, Poland, Belarus, and Latvia; formerly a republic of the Soviet Union.
Lithuanian of or pertaining to Lithuania or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
litigable suitable or appropriate for litigation.
litigant someone who is involved in a lawsuit. [2 definitions]
litigate to make the subject of legal proceedings; contest in a court of law. [2 definitions]
litigation the act of litigating; lawsuit.
litigious of or relating to litigation. [3 definitions]
litmus a powder derived from lichens that turns blue in alkaline solutions and red in acid solutions, used as an indicator.
litmus paper a small strip of white paper treated with litmus, used in chemistry as an indicator of acidity and alkalinity.
litmus test a procedure in which litmus paper is dipped into a solution to determine whether it is an acid or a base. [2 definitions]