Lithographic limestone(Min.), a compact, fine-grained limestone, obtained largely from the Lias and Oölite, esp. of Bavaria, and extensively used in lithography.

Lith`o*graph"ic*al*ly, adv.

(Li*thog"ra*phy) n. [Cf. F. lithographie.] The art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions therefrom. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease and water, which prevents a printing ink containing oil from adhering to wetted parts of the stone not covered by the design. See Lithographic limestone, under Lithographic.

(Lith"oid Li*thoid"al) a. [Litho- + -oid: cf. F. lithoïde.] Like a stone; having a stony structure.

(Li*thol"a*try) n. [Litho- + Gr. worship.] The worship of a stone or stones.

(Lith`o*log"ic Lith`o*log"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. lithologique.]

1. (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the character of a rock, as derived from the nature and mode of aggregation of its mineral contents.

2. Of or pertaining to lithology.

(Lith`o*log"ic*al*ly) adv. From a lithological point of view; as, to consider a stratum lithologically.

(Li*thol"o*gist) n. One who is skilled in lithology.

(Li*thol"o*gy) n. [Litho- + -logy: cf. F. lithologie.]

1. The science which treats of rocks, as regards their mineral constitution and classification, and their mode of occurrence in nature.

2. (Med.) A treatise on stones found in the body.

(Lith"o*man`cy) n. [Litho- + -mancy: cf. F. lithomancie.] Divination by means of stones.

(Lith"o*marge) n. [Litho- + L. marga marl.] A clay of a fine smooth texture, and very sectile.

(Lith"o*glyph) n. [Gr. liqoglyfi`a; li`qos stone + gly`fein to engrave.] An engraving on a gem.

(Li*thog"ly*pher) n. One who curs or engraves precious stones.

(Lith`o*glyph"ic) a. Of or pertaining to the art of cutting and engraving precious stones.

(Lith`o*glyp"tics) n. The art of cutting and engraving gems.

(Lith"o*graph) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lithographed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lithographing ] [Litho- + - graph: cf. F. lithographier.] To trace on stone by the process of lithography so as to transfer the design to paper by printing; as, to lithograph a design; to lithograph a painting. See Lithography.

(Lith"o*graph), n. A print made by lithography.

(Li*thog"ra*pher) n. One who lithographs; one who practices lithography.

(Lith`o*graph"ic Lith`o*graph"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. lithographique.] Of or pertaining to lithography; made by lithography; as, the lithographic art; a lithographic picture.

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