litho [lith-oh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural lith·os.

  1. lithography.
  2. lithograph.


  1. lithographic.

verb (used with object), lith·oed, lith·o·ing.

  1. to lithograph.

Origin of litho shortened form litho. or lithog

  1. lithograph.
  2. lithography.


  1. a combining form meaning “stone,” used in the formation of compound words: lithography; lithonephrotomy.

Also especially before a vowel, lith-. Origin of litho- Greek, combining form of líthos Examples from the Web for litho Historical Examples of litho

  • The best inking surfaces or slabs for color work at press or machine are porcelain, litho stone, marble or slab.

    Paper and Printing Recipes

    J. Sawtelle Ford

  • The manager said that in the litho department the single girls thought it infra dig.

    Women in the Printing Trades.


  • This firm was the first in Leeds to introduce girls as layers-on for letter-press and litho machines.

    Women in the Printing Trades.


  • There was a great gulf fixed between the litho girls and the others.

    Women in the Printing Trades.


  • Besides the end papers for inside of books, a figured paper has of late been made known as “litho printed” for fancy goods.

    Practical Bookbinding

    Paul Adam

  • British Dictionary definitions for litho litho noun, adjective, adverb plural -thos

    1. short for lithography, lithograph, lithographic, or lithographicallySee lithograph (def. 1), lithography

    litho- before a vowel lith- combining form

    1. stonelithograph

    Word Origin for litho- from Latin, from Greek, from lithos stone Word Origin and History for litho litho-

    before vowels, lith-, word-forming element meaning “stone, rock;” from comb. form of Greek lithos “stone, a precious stone, marble; a piece on a game board,” of unknown origin.

    litho in Medicine litho- pref.

    1. Mineral concretion; calculus:lithotomy.

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