lithification etymology

English word lithification comes from English lithify (To turn sediment into solid rock.), English lith- (Stone.)

Detailed word origin of lithification

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lithify English (eng) To turn sediment into solid rock.
lith- English (eng) Stone.
lithification English (eng) (geology) The compaction and cementation of sediment into rock.

Words with the same origin as lithification

Descendants of lith-
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