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microlith

 [mi´kro-lith″]
a minute concretion or calculus.
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mi·cro·lith

(mī'krō-lith),
A minute calculus, usually multiple, sometimes constituting a coarse sand called gravel; may occur in prostate or testes.
[micro- + G. lithos, stone]
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mi·cro·lith

(mī'krō-lith)
A minute stone or stonelike concretion, especially a calculus fragment passed in the urine as a component of gravel.
[micro- + G. lithos, stone]
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The Small Tool Industry (~4300-2000 BP) saw an increase in occupational intensity, which was accompanied by blade technology and many new small implement types, including geometric microliths, Bondi points, backed points, pirri points, eloueras, burren and tula adze slugs and thumbnail scrapers.
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