lithoid


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lithoid

(ˈlɪθɔɪd) or

lithoidal

adj
(Geological Science) resembling stone or rock
[C19: from Greek lithoeidēs, from lithos stone]

lith•oid

(ˈlɪθ ɔɪd)

also li•thoi′dal,



adj.
resembling stone; stonelike.
[1835–45; < Greek lithoeidḗs, derivative of líthos stone; see -oid]
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The structure of obtained lithoid mass is formed by the hydration of gypsum binder and Portland cement.
This defines the size and shape of the crystals or lithoid elements that constitute the rock.